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I am not really sure but I guess I wanted to future proof my system. That and Newegg had it on sale briefly at the time for #129.00 so I thought why not.
I have almost the same ram wink.gif Except I got the ripjaw Z series not X series, but still 2133 mhz. I think he was asking why didn't you get faster. Like 2933 or 2800 mhz ram.

Personally my reasons were twofold, I couldn't justify spending an additional $300 (on top of the ram I already got) for a marginal improvement at best. It's why you always OC your CPU first, then your ram. And secondly higher clocked ram like 2800 would destabilize the CPU at higher multipliers, meaning you'd have to run it at lower speeds than it's rated for anyway to get the best CPU clocks. Really only an OC'ing issue, if you don't OC you can get ram as fast as you want. And you can still OC 2133 ram higher than the XMP value if your system can handle it.
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I have almost the same ram wink.gif Except I got the ripjaw Z series not X series, but still 2133 mhz. I think he was asking why didn't you get faster. Like 2933 or 2800 mhz ram.

Personally my reasons were twofold, I couldn't justify spending an additional $300 (on top of the ram I already got) for a marginal improvement at best. It's why you always OC your CPU first, then your ram. And secondly higher clocked ram like 2800 would destabilize the CPU at higher multipliers, meaning you'd have to run it at lower speeds than it's rated for anyway to get the best CPU clocks. Really only an OC'ing issue, if you don't OC you can get ram as fast as you want. And you can still OC 2133 ram hig:thumb:her than the XMP value if your system can handle it.

I'm glad you know what you guys are talking about since I haven't really OC'd a computer before. Currently everything seems to be running great except for some occasional stuttering but from what I have read that is due to the game being not very optimized.
post #13 of 14
I have not physically tested this, but I've read, on more than one occasion, that right now 1600/1866 are the sweet spot. That anything higher is such a minute gain that it's not worth it (unless future proofing of course)

Yes, playing games that are not optimized sucks. Bioshock, Tomb Raider, Defiance, Metro all run great. But I know I just picked up a copy of Assassins Creed 3 and am kinda wishing a just got it for console. Lots of stutter and the Xbox controller is not optimized for this port, its a bit sloppy.
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Yes that power supply is WAY more than enough, add extra video cards and fold on them I say! thumb.gif

Since everyone seems to be discussing it, 1866-2133MHz for AMD APUs, 1600MHz with tighter timings for everything else, unless you care about benchmark scores =P
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