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G'day guys, I posted this question in the memory thread over a week ago with no replies. I recently upgraded my motherboard that is capable of 1866 Mhz, vs the 1600 on my previous board, I have 1600 mhz ram running at 1644 7-9-8-20-29-1T.

I was looking at getting the Corsair RipjawZ 2133mhz kit

Which is 2133Mhz 9-11-10-28.

Purely for gaming only, is this faster ram going to improve performance for my games vs the ram that I'm currently using?

I would like to go get some today, as it's payday!

Other than memory, and CPU (waiting for steamroller to see if I want to get one), what would be my next upgrade for gaming performance?
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I have heard that lower timings are better for gaming. And that anything above 1600Mhz is useless.

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You wont see a difference in gaming .I don't get any significant performance boost 1600 to 2133
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Hi.
For your chip, lower timings. And NB Freq at 2700-3000MHz will give a good bump in performance.
   
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Originally Posted by 40.oz to freedom View Post

You wont see a difference in gaming .I don't get any significant performance boost 1600 to 2133
What were the timings between them?
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Originally Posted by Grmadness View Post

Hi.
For your chip, lower timings. And NB Freq at 2700-3000MHz will give a good bump in performance.
Hello smile.gif
I have my NB at 3085, pretty much overclocked everything to its max on my system, so I'm looking for the next step.

Trying to get my system into beast mode for BF4 release.

1090T BE at 4140
NB at 3085
Memory at 1644 7-9-8-20
256GB 840 Pro SSD
3GB 7970 DC2T overclocked to 1160/1520

I'm just not sure on my next step... Waiting for Steamroller, I have the asus 7970's so I'm kinda holding off getting another one of the voltage locked horrors, so I was basically looking for something to upgrade while waiting for the HD 9xxx series and steamroller chips..

Another 840 pro for Raid0? Will that improve any performance?
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I have had my samsungs running 7 8 7 21 @ 1600 and my gskills run at 9 11 9 28 @ 2133 didn't see a bit of a difference, other than 3dmark 11.
edit. Check this out, this is with ivybridge but it should apply with any newer system.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6372/memory-performance-16gb-ddr31333-to-ddr32400-on-ivy-bridge-igp-with-gskill/8
and
http://techreport.com/review/20377/exploring-the-impact-of-memory-speed-on-sandy-bridge-performance/3
Edited by 40.oz to freedom - 6/19/13 at 7:21pm
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post #7 of 7
With a 1090T, you will be lucky to get 1800MHz out of your ram, and that's 2 x 4gb sticks.

16gbs, you'll be stuck around 1600Mhz most likely.

I'm sure Steamroller can handle 2133Mhz, so maybe it wouldn't be a waste to buy the fast ram today and run lower voltage and speeds with tighter timings.
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