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8GB DDR3 1333 vs 4GB DDR3 1866 ?

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which would be better for everything? gaming and photoshop/premiere

I currently have a stick of 4gb 1333, I can add another one to have 8gb and dualchannel,
or i can just transfer my old 4gb 1333 to my phenom b55 and buy a stick of 4gb 1866 for this FX6100

I usually get 3.5gb of ram usage when using photoshop



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post #2 of 15
go with the 8GB. the performance increase from 1333 to 1866 is going to be much less than from 4GB to 8GB
post #3 of 15
I'd go the 8gb of 1333 and overclock it to 1600. Should be easy to achieve. thumb.gif you're not going to see much of a difference in performance.
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Originally Posted by thepoopscooper View Post

go with the 8GB. the performance increase from 1333 to 1866 is going to be much less than from 4GB to 8GB
Yup this right here
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go with the 8GB. the performance increase from 1333 to 1866 is going to be much less than from 4GB to 8GB

for the love of god! your avatar is the most hideous thing i have ever seen
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I'd go the 8gb of 1333 and overclock it to 1600. Should be easy to achieve. thumb.gif you're not going to see much of a difference in performance.
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Yup this right here

that makes 3:0 in favor of 8gb 1333 lol.
Is there no real life benefit for the 1866? just benchmark gain?
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Is there no real life benefit for the 1866? just benchmark gain?
Pretty much. Maybe a few fps here and there but nothing that big. Only reason i got 2133 speed ram was because it was on sale on newegg for like 35-40 bucks if not i wouldve just gotten a 1600 speed kit.
post #7 of 15

Going to the 2x4GB setup will generate a sizable improvement going into dual channel vs getting a DDR3-1866 setup but with a single DIMM (which would actually not perform as well). Preferably, you should target dual-channel DDR3-1600 for your bandwidth-heavy photoshop/video editing needs. 2x4GB of DDR3-1600 can be had for as low as $30 shipped in the US, not sure about the Philippines though.

Do not expect generic 1333Mhz to hit 1600Mhz due to bottom-end binning practices.

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Like everyone said you wont see much of a difference going from 1333 to 1866 but upgrading the size of your memory from 4GB to 8GB should be a worthwhile upgrade. thumb.gif
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^ Intensive photoshop-related tasks will take advantage of very high bandwidth and the same goes for video editing, especially HD video editing with several tracks, effects and files at once in memory, constantly shifting positions and requiring a lot of copy bandwidth.  Although it's not easily described or proven with any benchmarks because you can't really measure tasks-in-progress and user experience, faster would be ideal.

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Save the hassle later on and grab a set of these. Boot into the bios and set them to 9-9-9-24-1T @ 1866 MHz @ 1.35v. There you have it, 8GB of low volt high performance ram for $38. I mean its almost $30 for one stick of 4GB DDR3 1866 on Newegg. Might as well spend the extra $10 and get a 8GB kit for dual channel. And to answer your theoretical question, AMD processors like timings more then they like frequency. Higher frequency memory translates into being able to do big workloads while maintaining responsiveness.
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