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Hey guys just a question....that i know has been asked plenty of times but i want to see if anything has changed since the beginning of 2013...

1) Is 16GB ram good for gaming

2) or is faster ram better for gaming

I will tell you from my experience currently i have 12gb of ram....(long story) 2x4GB and 2x2GB ram sticks..... i tested with BF3 which is the game i play 80-90% of the time and i video and music edit on the side......

But for gaming i tested just the 4GB total then 8GB total and then finally 12GB total and i have to say with each bump i noticed better performance......never actually benched it but by my feel which i play sooooo much that i feel i can feel some difference (which might not be much but still there)

now i wonder if i should get 2x8GB sticks of faster ram like 2400mhz and have another upgrade path to 32GB if needed (im using currently 1600mhz ram) or get another 2x4GB ram to match the first 8GB i have @ 1600mhz.....to total 16GB

And the reason im even thinking about this is because i have been playing BF4 which i have to say is a really good game....(just gotta work out the BUGS) but i notice a little laggish behaviour which i know is probably not the ram, but it might help and when i TAB out and it happens often because of the god for saken BATTLELOG it doesnt tab out as nice as on BF3 which is expected....and because i have some extra money.......

WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK OCN!!!
 
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post #2 of 7
Battlefield 4 loves high speed memory according to OCN`s thread.

12GB is still enough for today`s standart and ram prices are high these days.
I`d wait a year and buy higher speed memory or see what ddr4 brings us
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ya but with DDR4 wont you need a new moboard????? i do not want to upgrade again i just maxed out this rig i built a few months ago...hehe...... ram is the last piece of the puzzle and get a new cpu also...
 
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Yes you need a new motherboard with DDR4 ram.
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Faster RAM not more

DDR4 is not out before Haswell-E some time in H2 2014
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so im thinking maybe getting some 2400s 16GB worth but im not liking the price tags
 
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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by =JLumbs= View Post

so im thinking maybe getting some 2400s 16GB worth but im not liking the price tags

You just have to know what company to buy from, and then you can avoid the price tag:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313325

You are paying $75 per 8 GB, which is not bad at all

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313407

$60 per 8 GB, which is even better

And both of these kits will overclock. The 2400 to 2666 and the 2133 to 2400. Probably more if you try hard, but easily will do those numbers.
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