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Upgrading DDR3 1600 to 2133 for gaming, advice required

Hi! Me again. Remember this setup?:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

 

CPU: Intel - Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($799.00 @ Newegg Marketplace) 

CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($29.89 @ OutletPC) 

Motherboard: MSI - Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard 

Memory: Kingston - HyperX Fury Blue 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($151.99 @ Newegg) 

Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($149.89 @ OutletPC) 

Storage: Western Digital - BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($70.69 @ OutletPC) 

Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Video Card 

Case: Zalman - Z3 ATX Mid Tower Case 

Optical Drive: LG - GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer  ($20.87 @ OutletPC) 

Monitor: LG - 29UM68-P 29.0" 2560x1080 60Hz Monitor  ($243.99 @ Amazon) 

Total: $1466.32

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-05 03:07 EST-0500

 

 

I've been reading around reddit that some games (PUBG, I'm looking at you) take advantage of faster RAM clockspeeds, so I thought I might give it a try, however I'm not sure if this applies to either DDR3 and DDR4 or just to the newer standard.

A couple of weeks ago, I tried installing 2400 Mhz Corsair Dominator Platinum, but my computer didn't like them at all: Just with the XMP profile enabled, no CPU Overclock, it would not work as intended and I suffered from BSODs just the moment I went into Windows. So finally, I returned them.

 

After more thorough research, it seems like I might have better chance with 2133Mhz memory. I was thinking maybe these ripjaws: https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B00COGLFNE - even though I would be trading CAS10 memory for CAS12

 

Another option might be taking 2 4x2 kits, because they are CAS9, but I don't know if having 4 modules installed instead of two would be worth it.

 

So, thoughts? Which model would you recommend?

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Many tests have shown that the only way to take advantage of those increases is to go maxed out to see any difference in performance.   So 3300 or 3000.  There will not be enough benefits to going 2133 in the overall to justify the cost.

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I can only go from my own experience... 

 

You see my setup in my signature. 

 

I first ran my system with DDR3 1600, due to late arrival of the ram. After swapping those out to the faster ram, even though the CPU won't support that high RAM clock, there was a significant speed boost in everything. Not only measurable, which in most cases are a few digits on the scale, but really a difference in the feel of the system speed.

2 Main Systems (mine and my late wifes): AsRock Fatal1ty Z77 Pro, Core I5 3570k @4300, 16 GB Ram DDR3 2133, some SSD, and a 2 TB HDD each, Gainward Phantom 760GTX. (one of those got a Gainward Phoenix GS 1060 if I had waited only a month longer ^^) 

 

On the Road: Acer Aspire 5 Model A515-51G-54FD, Intel Core i5 7200U, 8 GB DDR4 Ram, 120 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, Intel CPU GFX and Nvidia MX 150, Full HD IPS display

 

Media System: Asrock ASRock Z87 Extreme4/TB4, Intel Core i5 4460, 16 GB Ram DDR3 1600 ADATA XPG, 1 275 GB SSD, 4 Seagate Ironwolf 4TB HDD in raid 5, Gainward Phantom 560 GTX (the 560 will be replaced with one of the 760 due to better effeciency)

 

(Abit Fatal1ty FP9 IN SLI, C2Duo E8400, 6 GB Ram DDR2 800, far too less diskspace, Gainward Phantom 560 GTX broken need fixing)

 

Nostalgia: Amiga 1200, Tower Build, CPU/FPU/MMU 68EC020, 68030, 68882 @50 Mhz, 10 MByte ram (2 MB Chip, 8 MB Fast), Fast SCSI II, 2 CDRoms, 2 1 GB SCSI II IBM Harddrives, 512 MB Quantum Lightning HDD, self soldered Sync changer to attach VGA displays, WLAN

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7 minutes ago, rednano said:

 

There's absolutely no point in upgrading your DDR3 memory

PUBG just runs bad on any hardware

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Anghammarad said:

I can only go from my own experience... 

 

You see my setup in my signature. 

 

I first ran my system with DDR3 1600, due to late arrival of the ram. After swapping those out to the faster ram, even though the CPU won't support that high RAM clock, there was a significant speed boost in everything. Not only measurable, which in most cases are a few digits on the scale, but really a difference in the feel of the system speed.

This. Most people would state there shouldn't be any noticeable change and then, you come across posts like this and start having hope again....  Did you have to just select XMP profile and you were good to go?

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2 minutes ago, Anghammarad said:

I can only go from my own experience... 

 

You see my setup in my signature. 

 

I first ran my system with DDR3 1600, due to late arrival of the ram. After swapping those out to the faster ram, even though the CPU won't support that high RAM clock, there was a significant speed boost in everything. Not only measurable, which in most cases are a few digits on the scale, but really a difference in the feel of the system speed.

For the system in general yes.  Ram is used more in abundance for system performance on a file system and application setup where processing through high quantities of information is a thing.  In games most of that is taken care of by the video ram.  The system itself may have felt faster but actual numbers in frame rate in pub G or any other game will be negligible.   GPU Vram heads up most of the majority of importance and it is mostly used in situations of higher resolution. 

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5 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

There's absolutely no point in upgrading your DDR3 memory

PUBG just runs bad on any hardware

Well, some people run it better than others and this upgrade might be the last one I perform on this system, getting a whole new one being the most likely next one once all this processor issues we've been dealing with this past days get figured out.... So I think, a 150 euro upgrade for a year of better-ish experience could be worth it....

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8 minutes ago, rednano said:

This. Most people would state there shouldn't be any noticeable change and then, you come across posts like this and start having hope again....  Did you have to just select XMP profile and you were good to go?

I just enabled the XMP and all was well.

2 Main Systems (mine and my late wifes): AsRock Fatal1ty Z77 Pro, Core I5 3570k @4300, 16 GB Ram DDR3 2133, some SSD, and a 2 TB HDD each, Gainward Phantom 760GTX. (one of those got a Gainward Phoenix GS 1060 if I had waited only a month longer ^^) 

 

On the Road: Acer Aspire 5 Model A515-51G-54FD, Intel Core i5 7200U, 8 GB DDR4 Ram, 120 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, Intel CPU GFX and Nvidia MX 150, Full HD IPS display

 

Media System: Asrock ASRock Z87 Extreme4/TB4, Intel Core i5 4460, 16 GB Ram DDR3 1600 ADATA XPG, 1 275 GB SSD, 4 Seagate Ironwolf 4TB HDD in raid 5, Gainward Phantom 560 GTX (the 560 will be replaced with one of the 760 due to better effeciency)

 

(Abit Fatal1ty FP9 IN SLI, C2Duo E8400, 6 GB Ram DDR2 800, far too less diskspace, Gainward Phantom 560 GTX broken need fixing)

 

Nostalgia: Amiga 1200, Tower Build, CPU/FPU/MMU 68EC020, 68030, 68882 @50 Mhz, 10 MByte ram (2 MB Chip, 8 MB Fast), Fast SCSI II, 2 CDRoms, 2 1 GB SCSI II IBM Harddrives, 512 MB Quantum Lightning HDD, self soldered Sync changer to attach VGA displays, WLAN

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6 minutes ago, rednano said:

Well, some people run it better than others and this upgrade might be the last one I perform on this system, getting a whole new one being the most likely next one once all this processor issues we've been dealing with this past days get figured out.... So I think, a 150 euro upgrade for a year of better-ish experience could be worth it....

It is most certainly not worth 150 anything for a nothing gain in overall performance

 

DDR4 showed a bigger difference from the look of things, that might be what you're seeing, but for DDR3 just save your money to upgrade the CPU

PUBG will actually be optimized at some point anyways

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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6 minutes ago, rednano said:

Well, some people run it better than others and this upgrade might be the last one I perform on this system, getting a whole new one being the most likely next one once all this processor issues we've been dealing with this past days get figured out.... So I think, a 150 euro upgrade for a year of better-ish experience could be worth it....

The games I played at that time were :

 

Dark Ages of Camelot

Everquest II

World of Warcraft

 

And many flash/browser games.

 

In the three above (MMORPG) all felt more fluent as well. I didn't make any FPS recordings though. It is just how the games and system itself felt.

2 Main Systems (mine and my late wifes): AsRock Fatal1ty Z77 Pro, Core I5 3570k @4300, 16 GB Ram DDR3 2133, some SSD, and a 2 TB HDD each, Gainward Phantom 760GTX. (one of those got a Gainward Phoenix GS 1060 if I had waited only a month longer ^^) 

 

On the Road: Acer Aspire 5 Model A515-51G-54FD, Intel Core i5 7200U, 8 GB DDR4 Ram, 120 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, Intel CPU GFX and Nvidia MX 150, Full HD IPS display

 

Media System: Asrock ASRock Z87 Extreme4/TB4, Intel Core i5 4460, 16 GB Ram DDR3 1600 ADATA XPG, 1 275 GB SSD, 4 Seagate Ironwolf 4TB HDD in raid 5, Gainward Phantom 560 GTX (the 560 will be replaced with one of the 760 due to better effeciency)

 

(Abit Fatal1ty FP9 IN SLI, C2Duo E8400, 6 GB Ram DDR2 800, far too less diskspace, Gainward Phantom 560 GTX broken need fixing)

 

Nostalgia: Amiga 1200, Tower Build, CPU/FPU/MMU 68EC020, 68030, 68882 @50 Mhz, 10 MByte ram (2 MB Chip, 8 MB Fast), Fast SCSI II, 2 CDRoms, 2 1 GB SCSI II IBM Harddrives, 512 MB Quantum Lightning HDD, self soldered Sync changer to attach VGA displays, WLAN

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Just now, Anghammarad said:

The games I played at that time were :

 

Dark Ages of Camelot

Everquest II

World of Warcraft

 

And many flash/browser games.

 

In the three above (MMORPG) all felt more fluent as well. I didn't make any FPS recordings though. It is just how the games and system itself felt.

Thanks for your opinion :)

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6 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

It is most certainly not worth 150 anything for a nothing gain in overall performance

 

DDR4 showed a bigger difference from the look of things, that might be what you're seeing, but for DDR3 just save your money to upgrade the CPU

PUBG will actually be optimized at some point anyways

I hope so :D

 

I might sleep on it a bit and see how they do. I'm not that hardcore of a player but the little time I have left for playing, I want it to be as smooth as possible.

Yesterday, I tried lowering some settings like shadows, AA and PS and I saw a major performance boost, and the game still looks awesome, and I didn't have to turn VSYNC off... I hate screen tearing, it's one of the worst things I can experience in gaming, that and 30 fps... god, I get sick just thinking about it....

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23 minutes ago, rednano said:

 

Sounds like you need to go Navi + free-sync in the future

But ya just run the game at the lowest settings

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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1 hour ago, rednano said:

Hi! Me again. Remember this setup?:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

 

CPU: Intel - Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($799.00 @ Newegg Marketplace) 

CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($29.89 @ OutletPC) 

Motherboard: MSI - Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard 

Memory: Kingston - HyperX Fury Blue 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($151.99 @ Newegg) 

Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($149.89 @ OutletPC) 

Storage: Western Digital - BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($70.69 @ OutletPC) 

Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Video Card 

Case: Zalman - Z3 ATX Mid Tower Case 

Optical Drive: LG - GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer  ($20.87 @ OutletPC) 

Monitor: LG - 29UM68-P 29.0" 2560x1080 60Hz Monitor  ($243.99 @ Amazon) 

Total: $1466.32

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-05 03:07 EST-0500

 

 

I've been reading around reddit that some games (PUBG, I'm looking at you) take advantage of faster RAM clockspeeds, so I thought I might give it a try, however I'm not sure if this applies to either DDR3 and DDR4 or just to the newer standard.

A couple of weeks ago, I tried installing 2400 Mhz Corsair Dominator Platinum, but my computer didn't like them at all: Just with the XMP profile enabled, no CPU Overclock, it would not work as intended and I suffered from BSODs just the moment I went into Windows. So finally, I returned them.

 

After more thorough research, it seems like I might have better chance with 2133Mhz memory. I was thinking maybe these ripjaws: https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B00COGLFNE - even though I would be trading CAS10 memory for CAS12

 

Another option might be taking 2 4x2 kits, because they are CAS9, but I don't know if having 4 modules installed instead of two would be worth it.

 

So, thoughts? Which model would you recommend?

pubg beats the crap out of x299 systems so faster ram wont really help, if anything try overclocking your cpu, a 4.5ghz overclock will help more than a 2133 ram kit would 

EDIT what FPS do you get
when i play pubg with my 1070ti i get around 140-144fps(144 is frame cap) with my R5 1400 system, my processor performs about where your does so you should be fine 

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15 minutes ago, luigi90210 said:

pubg beats the crap out of x299 systems so faster ram wont really help, if anything try overclocking your cpu, a 4.5ghz overclock will help more than a 2133 ram kit would 

EDIT what FPS do you get
when i play pubg with my 1070ti i get around 140-144fps(144 is frame cap) with my R5 1400 system, my processor performs about where your does so you should be fine 

My screen is 60hz so I can't tell if I go higher but judging by the visual performance I'd say I don't get much past 100 because sometimes, when I'm in the waiting map or on the plane or between buildings, I see fps drops here and there. It's all over the place. However, my screen is ultrawide, which means, more pixels to render and I also have vsync on. I downgraded the settings though, aa, effects, shadows and post processing are set to very low, the rest at ultra and I did see improvement without losing much quality. I might try adaptative Sync later and see if I see some improvement

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1 minute ago, rednano said:

My screen is 60hz so I can't tell if I go higher but judging by the visual performance I'd say I don't get much past 100 because sometimes, when I'm in the waiting map or on the plane or between buildings, I see fps drops here and there. It's all over the place. However, my screen is ultrawide, which means, more pixels to render and I also have vsync on. I downgraded the settings though, aa, effects, shadows and post processing are set to very low, the rest at ultra. I might try adaptative Sync later and see if I see some improvement

i run fast sync enabled(to remove tearing) with high textures, AA, and medium effects with the rest at very low for the competitive advantage(very low shadows, foliage, post processing, and view distance makes it easier for you to see people as there is less grass and bushes, lighter shadows, and less blur effect when you ADS)

in the spawn areas you cant count your FPS there as its always gonna be low, sometimes i drop to 100fps in the spawn area on both maps but once i leave the plane i get 140-144fps and this is at 1080p

turn off vsync as well as your game will suffer from added input lag and if you haven't overclocked your processor, do that as that alone will clear up a lot of stuttering 

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