1. Joined : Jul 2014
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       25 Feb 2015 #1

    DDR3 1600 to 2400 - Is it worth ?


    Is it worth to change my current 32GB DDR3 1600 MHz (OC 1822 MHz @ 1,60v) for a new 32GB 2400 MHz kit for US$ 400,00 ? I still can sell the old kit or keep it to build a new rig in a near future. Do you think that the performance improvement in gaming will be significant ?

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  2.    25 Feb 2015 #2

    Generally no its not worth it. Check out this video for a fuller answer: High Speed RAM - Is it Worth it? DDR3 1333MHz vs 2400MHz Test - YouTube.

    Personally speaking I would only consider it for aesthetic reasons. For example if you currently have horrible green pcb sticks of ram and want to get white sticks to match your system build.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2014
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       25 Feb 2015 #3

    So I think I'll keep my current RAM. I'm really happy with my system performance. I was just wondering if I could get more from it with faster RAM... but as far as I could see in this video I can make better use of my money, maybe getting another SSD !



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  4. Joined : Jul 2014
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       25 Feb 2015 #4

    If you OC a lot it may be worth it. Also timings on faster memory can be improved when you use RAM at lower speed. That may help more than frequency itself.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
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       25 Feb 2015 #5

    I don't think it's a worthwhile upgrade. Some benchmarks might be a little better, but you wont get the improvement in games you are looking for
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  6. Joined : Sep 2014
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       25 Feb 2015 #6

    The only reason to do this would be if you don't want to overclock (push the components). You will get a small bit of performance from the upgrade, but for $400? Even if you sold your old set, you'd maybe get $100 out of it used. so that 's $300 for minimal performance boosts.

    To some gamers, any tiny percentage is worth it.. but I have never understood that....
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       03 Mar 2015 #7

    If you wait a while, the prices of newer motherboards, processors and DDR4 will come down. I think it's too late in the lifecycle of DDR3 to spend a lot on it.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2014
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       03 Mar 2015 #8

    tinmar49 said: View Post
    If you wait a while, the prices of newer motherboards, processors and DDR4 will come down. I think it's too late in the lifecycle of DDR3 to spend a lot on it.
    I decided to keep my current DDR3 1600 (@ 1822 MHz OC). I don't intend to build a new system soon, and the one in my sig is still an excellent performer. You're right about the lifecycle of DDR3, and as far as I could research the gain with DDR3 2400 is not worth in my case. I do play a lot of games, but I'm not a performance paranoid.

    Thanks for all the inputs !

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