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Worth Upgrading My Ram?

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I am thinking about getting some better RAM since it is relatively cheap. I currently have 16gb DDR3 at 1333mhz, and I am thinking about getting 16GB DDR3 at 1600mhz or maybe faster. Would getting new RAM make a noticeable difference with my setup? I use this computer mostly for gaming.
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post #2 of 7
Getting newer faster ram won't really help your system out that much. It already seems very balanced.

But if you decide to get some new ram, get a 1866 or 2133MHz kit to make it worth it.
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^this. It can help your minimum fps in games but it wont be dramatic. Benches show 1333 to 1600 is the most noticable gain, after that its small increases.
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I don't think it's worth it unless you're getting them for free/absolutely cheap. "since this is OCN.... I would try and overclock it" thumb.gif
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

Getting newer faster ram won't really help your system out that much. It already seems very balanced.

But if you decide to get some new ram, get a 1866 or 2133MHz kit to make it worth it.

this^ i wouldnt bother going from 1333 - 1600 instead look at some 1866 - 2133 RAM
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Thanks for the replies. I will probably just wait until either my RAM goes bad or they start to slow things down. There does not seem to be much of an advantage to getting faster RAM from a cost/performance standpoint.
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Samsung SM951 256GB Samsung 850 Pro 256GB Cryorig Ultimate R1 Windows 10 
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post #7 of 7
Have you tried to overclock your current RAM to 1600MHz? It may save you from replacing your current sticks and free performance gain is always good.
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