PC Peripherals Should I upgarde my RAM or not? Please help!!


allrounder799

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Currently I am having G.Skill 4 GB(2GB X 2) 1333 Mhz CL9 ram in my rig(my signature)

I had planned to upgrade to 8 GB in future(in 5 or so months), now I have this great offer of G.Skill 1333 Mhz 8 GB(4GBX2) CL7 ram for 3600 rupees

Now my question is will the CL7 timing improve performance over CL9 8 GB, and should I go for it?

I have this deal for limited time, so please reply :):)
 

Nishu

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I dont think you might see any notable difference in your performance.

If you can go for Gskill RIPJAWS X 4x2GB 1600 MHZ then there might be a difference as 1600 mhz might be favourable for SB.

Else dont upgrade to the limited time offer.
 

mrcool63

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CL7 will show little real world improvement over CL9 except for severe video encoding and benchmarking.. however the 8gb will be a big improvement over 4gb.. get it:)

BTW can you share the deal with me also:D
 

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^^^

I won't agree. I had this 4GB RAM in my system and I was bitten by the upgrade bug as well. Updated to total 12GB and I see 0% of change :p

Mind you, I always had this CL7 and upgraded to CL7 so 4GB CL7 to 12GB CL7.

I'd say, no point. Better save for a better GFX card.
 

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@Nishu: Yep moving over to 1600 Mhz would improve performance but unfortunately H67 chipset supports only 1333 Mhz

@mrcool63: I know 8 GB somewhat improve performance over 4 GB but as I am getting CL7 for price of CL9 I am thinking of getting it

BTW regarding the deal, its on eBay Global Buy, search for"gskill 1333 cl7", in search results there is one listing of ~3600 rupees(it was listed as Black Friday deal)

Heres the link

@Vasistha: In normal usage it doesn't show substantial performance increase but when you tax your system it does not hang or works slowly

I discovered this recently when doing [Verifying online Game files+torrent download+firefox+SRS Audio+tried running BF2] BF2 started stuttering that's when I found out I was choked on RAM

Anyways will wait for 1 months time, and if the deal is still there then get it, now I am cash strapped. Thanks for inputs everyone
 

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why do you need 8 GB.? there wont be much difference in 4 gb and 8 gb but yes 8 gb will perform better but not that better as you think.
 

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Vasishta.Sushant said:
^^^

I won't agree. I had this 4GB RAM in my system and I was bitten by the upgrade bug as well. Updated to total 12GB and I see 0% of change :p

Mind you, I always had this CL7 and upgraded to CL7 so 4GB CL7 to 12GB CL7.

I'd say, no point. Better save for a better GFX card.
When i upgraded from 4gb to 8gb , the performance improvement was very noticeable .