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should i upgrade to ddr3 2400 ram

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I just built my computer every thing in it is new except for my ram my current ram is the crucial ballistix ddr3 1600 16gb 4x4 I want to upgrade to the hyperx beast ddr3 2400 16gb 4x4 it is on sale at newegg.com for $80 for 2 4gb sticks so it will cost $160 for 16gb . is it a worth while upgrade ? or will I be better off with ddr3 2133 or ddr3 1866 ? or should I just keep the ram I have now ?
    
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I would just keep the ram that you have now, I dont think that you would see a noticeable difference. 2cents.gif
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I would just keep the ram that you have now, I dont think that you would see a noticeable difference. 2cents.gif
ya you are probably rite
    
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I'd use the 80$ on something else. Like ammo.
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I had some Vengeance DDR3 1600 RAM, overclocked it to 2133 MHz stable, noticed absolutely no difference in everyday tasks or games. Save that money for something that will make a real difference to your PC's performance.
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I'll agree with the guys above...keep what you got. High speed RAM is cool for the e-peen factor, pushing benchmarks, or just blowing money. But it doesn't normally bring a huge difference for the increase in speed.

BTW, have you tried to overclock what you have? If not, I'd say that's the best approach...it doesn't cost you anything to try and you might get a good overclock anyway. smile.gif
post #7 of 16
Save you money.

The only reason I got 2400MHz ram was because I downgraded from a 3930K and had the money to burn from it.
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I'd use the 80$ on something else. Like ammo.

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2x8 would be better then 4x4 I would say go for it if you needed new ram but you already have ram so its not needed smile.gif

yes 2400 is faster then 1600 and you would probably feel the difference between the 2 in some games but not enough a difference to be worth the purchase
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I upgraded to 1600 to 2400. Got about 5% boots in CPU limited games.
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