Memory upgrade worth it?

Astralogic

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If I buy two lots (4 sticks) of the G skill ram in the first post (dual channel) will I be able to put them all in my mobo and use them? Or is that only possible with quad channel memory?
 

drescherjm

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If I buy two lots (4 sticks) of the G skill ram in the first post (dual channel) will I be able to put them all in my mobo and use them? Or is that only possible with quad channel memory?

It should not make a difference meaning you can use them. Or 4 single sticks..
 

Astralogic

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Could someone tell me what is the best out of those three RAM I listed please? And what exactly is the best about it?

Edit: It seems the TRident X is the best of those three, does anyone know if there is any better 2400mhz ram for the same price?
 
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Tsumi

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Get the cheapest 1866 mhz CAS9 1.5v RAM you can find and call it a day.

Actually, don't bother upgrading. That money is far better spent on a GPU or CPU upgrade. Or a larger SSD.
 

Astralogic

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My CPU is a 4770K overclcoked to 4.4ghz, I'm getting dual titan blacks, and my SSd really is large enough for what I use it for (both of them really).

So, I have money to spare on ram if need be, so it boils down to the question of timings vs frequency, i don't know the answer to that question but I'm gonna try the frequency route.
 

Tsumi

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Well, it's your money to waste however you want. Higher frequencies and lower timings are better. Anandtech has an article on memory performance on Haswell.
 

DejaWiz

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Wait until after all your other upgrades are in and running. If, for some reason, the performance doesn't impress you, then I doubt getting faster RAM for an already extremely efficient memory controller is going to fix that.
 

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You're wasting money on something that you most likely won't ever notice a difference.
 

seanmcd

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I currently have 16gbs of this memory.

Is there any point in upgrading to 16gb of this memory?

Purely for gaming reasons.
There might be a game or two out there, that will gain 1fps or 1.5 fps, heck maybe even 2. But for the most part it won't make a noticable difference unless you are running particular benchmarks. I mean, you can always sell your old ram after you swap - so I say go for it if you want to be as snappy as possible. If you still need SSD drives or other upgrades though, you might hold off.

I tried some G.Skill 2400MHz C10 (2x4GB) ram in place of my Corsair 1600 C9 ram (2 x 8gb) and I think one gaming benchmark saw an ever so slight increase. I ended up sticking with the Corsair because I needed (wanted) 16GB. If i had to buy 16GB of ram today, I'd get the G.skill Trident 2400MHz C10 16GB kit for sure.
 
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