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Should I worry about not getting DDR4 RAM faster than 2800?

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This is probably a silly thread. So I ordered this RAM (Ripjaw 4 DDR4 2800) and I instantly regret not ordering this slightly better RAM (Ripjaw 4 DDR4 3000) because I could probably have afforded to spend the extra money and it would've been nice to take advantage of the extra speed the DDR4 has to offer.

Is this something offering too small of a performance gain to even think about spending $16 extra on? At this point I'd have to send the RAM back...doesn't seem worth it. Is all I'd gain is a couple of min FPS gain in games?

I'm going to be manually overclocking...will not having 3000 MHz RAM limit me or is it unlikely I'd even get to push my RAM that high? No XMP for me. Judging from this, the RAM can overclock to 3000 MHz pretty easily (though it seems more beneficial to just tighten the timings). Should I just maybe tighten the timings and forget about buying faster RAM?
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Probably just a couple of percentage points worse depending on the tasking according to this

http://www.ocaholic.co.uk/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=3916
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The 3000MHz set runs 1.35v stock and the 2800MHz set runs 1.2v.

Just run 1.35v on already bought kit if you wish and overclock to 3000Mhz+, even tightening the timings too.
    
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

The 3000MHz set runs 1.35v stock and the 2800MHz set runs 1.2v.

Just run 1.35v on already bought kit if you wish and overclock to 3000Mhz+, even tightening the timings too.

You're probably right... if I overclocked to 3000 MHz and tightened the timings slightly, the extra $16 spent towards the faster RAM is probably not giving me any measurable benefit. Especially considering the difference is small, the RAM isn't slow, and all I'm really concerned about is gaming.
Edited by t1337dude - 12/19/15 at 5:20am
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Keep in mind most 3000 kits run at 125 strap as a default.

Honestly I'm finding that 2666 is on average a STRONG clock speed. Heck 2400 at 12/12/12/28 1t that's rock solid is awesome also!

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