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Hey guys,

I'm an OCN old timer that's been out of the overclocking game for quite some time now but I'm looking at building a new computer so I'm back in research mode. I'll be doing a 3750k build and I want to pair it with some nice 2x8GB sticks (might expand to 4x8GB depending on photo/video needs).

The issue I'm running into is the whole debate about 1600Mhz DDR3 vs. 2000Mhz DDR3... ....and now with 2400Mhz DDR3 out there there's that to consider as well. The notion is that there is no real-world performance difference between 1600Mhz and 2000Mhz. The timings are so loose on these high-speed RAM modules that I suppose the bad timings negate the speed, or is it just that the full extent of the speed isn't being fully utilized?

I've googled and searched the forums and everything but I'm not finding any clear-cut performance comparisons between modules that take into account real-world performance and timing latencies.

Can you guys point me to the ram with the best real-world performance?

Thanks smile.gif
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1366657/ddr3-1600-vs-2133-is-there-a-difference-in-game
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I would stay away from 2x8Gb for sometime (lack of proper bioses )
    
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It depends on your world.

With the newer CPUs, higher frequency improves performance more than lower latency.

If your world consists of basic gaming, internet surfing, and basic usage, you won't notice much of a difference beyond DDR3-1600

If your world consists of video editing, photo editing, and dealing with many large files, you will notice a "real-world performance" difference over DDR3-1600. It is even more apparent with some CPU OC.

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