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Freeswiss

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Hey Guys,

 

I never really cared about my RAM, but yesterday I thougt about upgrading my RAM. So first I let one of those Hardwar analyzer run, in the hopes I dont have to open my case to see what RAM I have installed. I saw my RAM ran at 553 MHz, so I was a bit confused and I informed myself a bit and opend my Case to see that I have "CMX12GX3M3A2000C9" installed.

 

I opend the BIOS and changed the Speed and Voltage, to 1866 and 1.64V (1.65V was not available only 1.66V). I did not c hange anything regarding Timing. The System bootet and the Hardware detection showed 933 MHz, that should be correct now.

 

Now I want to upgrade my RAM, but the Kit I allready have is not available anymore. I found another Kit that I could buy "CMX12GX3M3A1333C9".

Id just need to set the Settings to 1333 MHz and 1.5V and the Timing to 9-9-9-24. Is that Correct?

And is it Really Worth it?

 

TL;DR:

Is CMX12GX3M3A2000C9 compatible with CMX12GX3M3A1333C9 if the Settings are on 1333MHz and 1.5V and 9-9-9-24?

Also what is better 12 GB RAM on 1866MHz on 9-10-9-27 or

24 Gb RAM on 1333MHz on 9-9-9-24?

 

Thanks for the Help in advance!

 

Freeswiss

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TL;DR:

Is CMX12GX3M3A2000C9 compatible with CMX12GX3M3A1333C9 if the Settings are on 1333MHz and 1.5V and 9-9-9-24?

Also what is better 12 GB RAM on 1866MHz on 9-10-9-27 or

24 Gb RAM on 1333MHz on 9-9-9-24?

 

It it not suggested to mix and match memory because they are most likely not be compatible. To answer your second question, it really depends on your application. If you are gaming, I doubt you are utilizing more than 8GB. If you are rendering, you will see a performance increase with 24GB @ lower freq.

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