Do I need 1600 DDR3 RAM for an i5 3570k system?

Discussion in 'Memory and Storage' started by MikeyLSU, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. MikeyLSU

    MikeyLSU Platinum Member

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    Or is 1333 enough?

    I plan to do a very slight OC on it with stock coolers(at least for now).

    I'm not sure what the timings and how the FSB will work with the lower rate.
     
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  3. DominionSeraph

    DominionSeraph Diamond Member

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    If you have 1333, there's no real reason to upgrade.
     
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    MikeyLSU Platinum Member

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    I am looking to buy either. I don't have anything yet.
     
  5. InsaneAdam

    InsaneAdam Junior Member

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    Just go with the 1600, more competition in the category means cheaper prices. Also 1600 is the norm now a days.don't forget 1600 will hold more of a resell value when you upgrade you internals and switch to ddr4 in the next 3-5 years


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