I'm planning on buying some new RAM for my rig, and I'm considering the 16gb Vengeance RAM from Corsair. http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Channel-240-Pin-CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9/dp/B004E0ZKLQ/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
The Vengeance RAM is clocked at CL9 and the current RAM I use now is the Dominator kit from Corsair clocked at CL7 (only 4gb).
So the question is this a good upgrade? Or should I buy some other RAM?
It's a good brand of memory. 4GB tends to be enough for most people, but these days I've ran into issues where even that is not enough for Windows 7 64bit and heavy memory intensive games. What motherboard do you have?
Tivon wrote:It's a good brand of memory. 4GB tends to be enough for most people, but these days I've ran into issues where even that is not enough for Windows 7 64bit and heavy memory intensive games. What motherboard do you have?
I got the Asus Crosshair IV Formula.
I did some searching on that motherboard. Seems like there are other people with 16gb Vengeance RAM from Corsair working just fine. Enjoy the upgrade. :)
From 4GB to 16GB of RAM is a significant upgrade. Should be more than enough to run any games that requires high memory. Go for it :)
Ok Thanks for the answers :) I will buy the RAM when I've fixed my HDD problem.
Fact is, for gaming 4-8GB of system memory is usually enough. Now if you're doing Video Editing or using other memory intensive apps, the more the better.
The CAS Latency (CL) will make the memory a bit slower, but in truth the expansive addition of memory you are adding (4 times what you have now) will more than make up for it.
Faster memory will improve performance... but you have to realize that the difference between CL7 and CL9 is small enough that for most things YOU, THE USER won't be able to notice anything!
If it makes you feel better, that same kit, but in 1866Mhz, is on my list for my FX build that is approaching (video editing machine). I actually will be downclocking the memory to 1600Mhz to offer a cushion for bus speed changes as I run through overclocking the Bulldozer CPU, and Corsair RAM tends to really not complain with funky bus speeds. Good and solid.
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