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So i found a great deal on some g.skill 2x8bg 1866mhz. I am currently running 4x4gb that can go to 2133mhz. I usually run it at either 1600mhz or 1866mhz because it hinders my cpu overclock other wise. So my question is would 2x8gb be more stable than 4x4gb as far as cpu overclocking goes. All in all would it have a positive effect on my overclocking stability. If not i prob would just run 6 sticks at 4x4gb 2x8gb totaling 32gb and run that at 1600mhz. Also as far as the 8gb sticks go there is a crazy price increase if you want a higher clock rate. I mean over all speed is nice but i really like whats going to give me higher frame rates in games. I mean i do other things on my pc and have never noticed any difference between 1600mhz and 2133mhz. So what does the actually clock speed of memory effect in terms of gaming. I mean if anyone thinks a higher memory clock speed is going to make everything run faster on my pc i will save up more and go for a 2400mhz kit. Those are down right a bank killer.
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2x 8gb is more stable, you'll be putting quite a bit of stress on the memory controller if all 4 are occupied which can cause system instability and limit the overclock on your system. as for clock speed you may get 1-4fps more but i don't really think it's worth it to be honest... so getting 1600mhz ram would be good for gaming
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In my experience less sticks make for a more stable computer. And the difference between 1333 ddr3 and 1866 ddr3 is less than a fps in gaming. I dont know what you do with your computer so you may get some benefit outside of the gaming relm,
Here is a good read on what the the difference is. Its not much at all. Now i have seen benchmarks get much better numbers with faster ram.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6372/memory-performance-16gb-ddr31333-to-ddr32400-on-ivy-bridge-igp-with-gskill
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that's on IGP Con not with video cards... redface.gif
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I do know that but its just a baseline. It shouldnt make any difference with a video card vs a igp. Unless your talking about a APU then it make a huge difference.
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I do know that but its just a baseline. It shouldnt make any difference with a video card vs a igp. Unless your talking about a APU then it make a huge difference.


true, it is a huge difference in APU's and it's a alright baseline. but i don't think it would be that much gain still though redface.gif
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well i really only care for good fps for the most par(gaming). I mean a little added speed to my programs i use is welcome but i am not going to sink in tons of extra power that is going to save me few seconds every day on programs i use. I like and corsiar, what is the better of the two in terms of quality. Also with g.skill i see a lot of different kinds like ripjaws and sniper. Does all the different names just for the different color schemes or does one certain can perform better than the other.
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