Originally Posted by Alastair Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Originally Posted by KyadCK
Originally Posted by Alastair
Guys do you know this thread has been viewed over 1.3 million times?!?!?! Mind = Blown!
And replied to more than 33600 times, ya. It's one of the larger OCN threads. Even the Ivy Bridge and Haswell Owners clubs combined have only 10700 replies.
Is the 840 Evo an option where you are? And to add to that, are they one of the cheapest options like they are here?
If yes, get that.
Originally Posted by hurricane28
I have question, i have 8gb RAM in my system but when i work with Adobe premiere pro i discovered that 8gb is not that much, so i would like to have 16gb, my question is should i get another 8gb kit so that i have 4 dims or get one 16 2x8 gb kit?I
I know that the FX chips only run dual channel, so my guess is to go for one 16gb kit because that would maybe put less stress on the IMC than 4 dims or is it the other way around?
Also 4gb sticks have better timings and in general they clock better than 8gb sticks right or am i wrong at this?
If you plan to get 32GB ever, get 2x8GB now. If you do not plan to, then 4x4GB, because they do run faster and have better timings.
Originally Posted by diggiddi
2x8gb will put less stress on your memory controller, IIRC 2gb sticks were normally higher overclockers with better timing, so that scenario is most likely true for the 4 and 8gb too, but the tradeoff is quantity vs speed here, the choice is yours
The stress comes from addressing space required on the IMC, not necessarily the number of DIMMs. RAM gets it;s power from the motherboard, and there are only 128 data channels to work with regardless of 2 sticks or four, the problem comes into play when the IMC has to track more and more ram. 16GB should stress it equally either way.
4x4GB can run faster, but 2x8GB leaves more room for upgrade. Depends what you're looking for.
Got em at 2133 10-10-10-31 1T. Will work with them more later.
Sorry on my phone. So no spoiler.
I do have access to 840 EVO here in SA. However I have family going to Asia. Mainly. Indonesia and Malaysia. I though I would try and take the opportunity to bring some bits back cause surely they should be a bit cheaper. So it's all about what they have over there. But I doubt they won't have the Sammy's. I was leaning towards the 840's. However I was wondering if there is a hypothetical 850 series on the horizon as the 840's have been out for quite a while. So I just wondered if they had been knocked down yet by newer models.
Is that AMD Gaming RAM? Or are those just custom heat spreaders. And don't Crucial do the RAM for AMD. If so isn't it cheaper to get Crucial sticks of the same spec?
Also what is the AMD Enthusiast RAM like. Cause that's a tier higher isn't it?
Originally Posted by Alastair
Sorry phone did something funny!
I mean AMD RAM is made by Patriot. Sorry making a bunch of errors here! (Facepalm)
This is the AMD Radeon R9 RAM. It is not the cruddy old AMD ram, these things come in 2x8GB 2400 if you want them to;
And you are correct on both counts. The older (and very bad) AMD sticks were Patriot. The newer ones are basically Crucial Ballistix (or as good) with a much better company backing their RMA, and using the AMP standard as well as XMP.
The new stuff is new, and geared for Kaveri. Note the only "supported" motherboards are A88X or newer ASrock boards. All on the FM2+ socket.
EDIT: Thought I should mention, with the new RAM my 7850k plays League at 110FPS on SR at 1600x1200 max settings with AA. It has not been overclocked. This is 100% an acceptable solution for "casual" gamers.
One more edit: AMD is buddies with Dataram. You may not have heard of them. They make server stuff, including memory.
Tada.Edited by KyadCK - 4/15/14 at 10:38pm