Originally Posted by shilka
I am interested in faster RAM for myself and i always hear dont bother
I have 1866Mhz now would i see any difference with 2133 MHz or 2400 MHz
Sory to thread jack
Don't feel like pulling up all the threads showing peoples results with getting higher framerates in games, and higher minimum framerates. Newer games for some reason that are CPU intensive also prove to really like higher frequency memory showing some outstanding differences in average framerates. There are plenty of programs that benefit from faster memory that you can just google search and see benchmarks. Most of the available benchmarks are limited to 2133, there hasn't been many recent benchmarks testing above 2133.
However, from my experience I went from 1600, to 1866, and finally to 2133. I noticed many changes in my systems' response on all fronts between all three. Everything loads quicker, faster, more snappier. Definitely can tell Windows boots faster. Folders open up quicker, programs open up faster. Extracting files is faster. Doing anything related to audio or video work like encoding is definitely faster. I noticed my framerates in games went up, but most of all they didn't dip as low as often as they did from the previous frequencies.
I was happy with my upgrade from 1600 to 1866 to 2133 and I by all means feel it was worthwhile my money. If I had an Ivy or Haswell processor there would be no question that I would be using 2400MHz, because then I would be able to hit 2666 or 2800 easily. I'm sure these dims I'm using now could hit 2400MHz easily, but of course that isn't possible with sandy.
If I had 1866 I would see if I could overclock them first, and see if you can notice by the eye the differences like I did. I know those dims you have in your Double Zeta rig can do 2133MHz @ 10-10-10-32 1T @ 1.6v personally. I've also seen them do 2200MHz @ 9-12-11-32 2T @ 1.65v.
So, I would try overclocking them and see if you notice a difference like I did. Then from there, if you like the results, you can pick up a 2400MHz kit for around $60 and overclock to 2666MHz which is a nice sized jump from 1866.Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 9/14/13 at 1:54am