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Choise of memories for sandy bridge. [1600Mhz vs 2400Mhz]

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I use a 2x4 Corsair xms 1600Mhz cl8 and I will get 8GB. I wonder if I should buy memories at 1600Mhz or 2400MHz, because the price is not much different. PC is just to play. I have an i5 2500k@4.5 and a motherboard with z68 chipset.

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You'll find it hard to get RAM to run at 2400MHz if the CPU is overclocked on SB. But having RAM that is rated to run faster may be easier to overclock once you have your CPU stable.

RAM speed doesn't really effect gaming performance except by 1-2 FPS.

Hope this helps!
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The PC is just to play and go to the web nothing beyond that. I like to have the operating system fast too. Faster memories does not help to hold the min fps? I play games like battlefield that require much CPU.
1600Mhz is enough for gaming, no gains above that?
There will be no difference for a faster RAM memories? It's just that I keep money for other things.

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For gaming there's next to no gain. Invest the money in a better graphics card instead.

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99% of sandy's cannot run faster then 2133 memory
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