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What for today is better for gaming/regular tasks/multitasking.......

1)More memory (GB) size

2)More speed (MHZ)

From what i noticed i tested with 2 different ram 2x2gb set and a 2x4gb set and i noticed that with the 8gb set was quicker for alt tabbing, and with both (12gb) alt-tabbing was allot faster they are 1600mhz but the timing is diff....

does anyone know if i can oc my vengeance memory higher easy??
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3) or better timings

is it better to have more ram like say 16gb ram at 1600mhz vs. 8gb @ 2100mhz??????????????
 
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With Intel, speed is better then timings. So it is better to have 2133 at cas 11 vs 1600 cas 9. As for capacity, it really depends on what you use. 16Gb seems to be overkill for the average gamer. And as you go with larger capacity ram, you tend to give up speed and timings.

If I was doing a build for someone today, I would get them a 2x8Gb kit of 2133 or 1866. The CPU's memory controller does have a lot to do with how well the ram runs though. So even if you bought 2133 ram, there is a chance you can't run it at its rated speed and timings if the IMC can't keep up. You would more than likely need to increase some voltages if that was the case.
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With Intel, speed is better then timings. So it is better to have 2133 at cas 11 vs 1600 cas 9. As for capacity, it really depends on what you use. 16Gb seems to be overkill for the average gamer. And as you go with larger capacity ram, you tend to give up speed and timings.

If I was doing a build for someone today, I would get them a 2x8Gb kit of 2133 or 1866. The CPU's memory controller does have a lot to do with how well the ram runs though. So even if you bought 2133 ram, there is a chance you can't run it at its rated speed and timings if the IMC can't keep up. You would more than likely need to increase some voltages if that was the case.

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