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Hi there I was,just wondering about the actual real world performance difference between super fast ram and a,large amount of average ram.

For instance which setup would perform best in a gaming machine 2x2gb 2000+or 2x4gb 1333?

Im asking thus question because i am in the process of building a new rig for general usage and done,light gaming
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Hi there I was,just wondering about the actual real world performance difference between super fast ram and a,large amount of average ram.
For instance which setup would perform best in a gaming machine 2x2gb 2000+or 2x4gb 1333?
Im asking thus question because i am in the process of building a new rig for general usage and done,light gaming

General use, get 1600. High frequency RAM doesn't yield any significant benefits for 95% of users.

http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Breaking-the-Hype-of-High-Frequency-RAM-142
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fast ram = run a single program faster
more ram = run more programs at the same time.
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games are starting to use more and more RAM. I would go with an 8GB minimum. You should try to shoot for atleast 1600Mhz depending on what platform you had. High performance RAM is only good in benching, media editing and workstation apps.
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