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Rcan someone help me choose my RAM ? Answered

Hy everyone! i'm currently buying my parts for my new computer and need help to choose my RAM. I have two final choices:
they each have these specs in common:
32Gb ( 4x8Gb )

but differ by the frequency they have and the price.
freq and prices:
PC3-14900  1866MHz  for 565 euros
PC3-12800  1600Mhz  for 315 euros

My build is quite high end and my mobo chipset is an X79 from intel. both of the ram above are from Corsair.
I intend to mostly do gaming, 3d( with solid works- like programs) , video recording(for games) and video editing , and programing.

memory id is CMT32GX3M4X1866C9 for the higest priced
and                  CMP32GX3M4X1600C10 for the other one.

Thanks for your responses.

PS: my mobo specs tell me that it only accepts PC19200/17000/16000/15000/12800/10600 memory. Is PC14900 the same as PC 15000 or is it different?
Thanks again everyone!


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Best Answer 8 years ago

If you want the best performance go with the faster RAM. So buy the more expensive set.

I'm not sure where you got the details on the modules but Corsair's model CMT32GX3M4X1866C9 is PC3 15000.


Answer 8 years ago

Thank you very much! you truly helped me make my choice.


8 years ago

For a similar price, over 100 euro less actually, you can get 32BG of PC3 19200 by G.Skill which clocks in at 2400MHz, ~30% faster.

32BG is probably overkill, actually definitely overkill, CATIA runs fine with 8GB. Go with 16 or 12 GB with the faster 19200 speed and save a bunch of cash with no performance drop-off. Use the the savings to buy a good solid state drive or two.

Remember you need a 64-bit OS.