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I currently have a pair of G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB installed. They're supposed to be at 1600MHz, but it was automatically set to 1333MHz. Should I even bother to set them to 1600MHz like they should be? I really don't want to mess with it, but my fps in Crysis maxed is a little meh. I get anywhere from 27-35 fps maxed at 1920x1080, 2xaa, no difference at 4x or 0x really. Would setting my RAM to 1600MHz help out at all?

If not, should I try OCing my card at all? If so, by how much? Thanks.
    
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I was wondering the same thing, i have the exact same RAM as you...
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1333mhz or 1600mhz will make no difference for your game play at all. at best you might find you load the maps a few seconds faster. FPS wise you wont see nil. 27-35FPS maxed and 1080p isnt bad for crysis at all. i get 60-70FPS with your settings, but thats a quad core i7 at 4.5ghz and HD 5850's in crossfire. only way i think you would increase your frames is overclocking your i5 and your GTX 470.
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If they are rated for 1600mhz you might as well set them to 1600mhz (or at least run tighter timings at 1333 than they are rated for at 1600mhz).

As far as general system performance and game FPS goes, RAM speed has a negligible effect.
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I currently have a pair of G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB installed. They're supposed to be at 1600MHz, but it was automatically set to 1333MHz. Should I even bother to set them to 1600MHz like they should be? I really don't want to mess with it, but my fps in Crysis maxed is a little meh. I get anywhere from 27-35 fps maxed at 1920x1080, 2xaa, no difference at 4x or 0x really. Would setting my RAM to 1600MHz help out at all?

If not, should I try OCing my card at all? If so, by how much? Thanks.
Mechtech is spot on, if you're not going to put it at 1600, then tighten the timings. As long as you know what you're doing, experiment. But.. none of this is going to make Crysis run any better.

That said, your FPS for Crysis are pretty spot on for your PC. Nothing meh about them! It takes a very high end setup to get fluid play at full on enthusiast settings.
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If no difference is seen between x0 x2 or x4 then your cpu is bottlenecking your gpu.

Overclock it.
    
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it stupid to me pay for a high-speed hardware but run it at low speeds, just go to BIOS and set ram to DDR3-1600, if you have problems then overclock them.
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Hey, OP.

I have the same ripjaws, I believe.

I had to manually set them to 1600MHz as well as the timings to 8-8-8

Stock voltages and 100% stable so far.


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