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1600 DDR3 vs 1333 DDR3

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Right now I am running 8GBs of RAM at 1600 MHZ.. I have the chance to get 4 more GBs to add to it, but those 4 are at 1333mhz. Would there be a big difference between the two speeds? I know the faster RAM would drop to 1333.
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IMO, yes you can tell a difference in speed. At least I can anyways, browsing in particular seems snappier.

If you need 16GB of ram, I would sacrifice the speed for more space. If you don't use or plan on using 16GB of ram, I would stick with what you have.
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IMO, yes you can tell a difference in speed. At least I can anyways, browsing in particular seems snappier.

If you need 16GB of ram, I would sacrifice the speed for more space. If you don't use or plan on using 16GB of ram, I would stick with what you have.
If I understood OP correctly, he wants to add additional 4GB to his 8, totaling 12GB.

I'd recommend not doing it. Different chips have different ways of doing things - and with cycles measured in nanoseconds, chances they show compatibility are very slim.
In fact, as I recently read, it turns out that even same models of RAM but different revisions (due to companies purchasing whichever chips go for the cheapest atm) may not be compatible with each other. I'd say stick with your memory, and
1) Keep it at least at 1600MHz
2) if you plan to upgrade, get a kit or at least other sticks that are the same model and revision.
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Honestly, the 4GBs was just for the heck of it. I don't even use up the 8 GBs that are currently in it lol. But if there is that much of a difference, then I won't put it them in. Thanks!
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