Originally Posted by glenquagmire
What ram specs should I go with? I have a deal for 2133 cl 9 2x4GB that I may buy but would I ever need more than 8gb? Please makes some recommendations based on experience?
you can never have enough RAM, choose either 8 or 16 depending on cost and specs, not much difference really, 4x4GB is usually the better but I think 2x8GB is turning up with better specs overall nowadays...
basically get whatever you can afford, ram scales mostly linear with their clocks,
timings are a second thought depending on the cost of the ram (lower is better but it doesn't make too much of a difference)
one kit Ive been looking at as an upgrade is the G.Skill Trident X F3-2400C10D-16GTX
2400MHz, 2x8GB, 10-12-12-31-2N, only some 200 AUD
you'll notice with those the timings are quite high, but its not something you should worry about compared to lower MHz sticks as the high clock makes up for the lost latency time.
it also has a lifetime warranty provided you keep it set to those timings and <= the 2400MHz clock, so even if you cant set that clock specifically, your fully covered as long as its something below.
my vengeance's are set to 1840, still fully covered as they haven't been run past their 1866MHz, 9-10-9-27, 1.5V ratings, even had an RMA for a defective stick that was perfectly fine at 1333MHz.