Recently, I decided to seek for an upgrade on my desktop pc memory even though I know that my existing mems were capable enough to run all my applications stuff installed. Its just Im quite intrigue how much performance would I gain if I will double up the numbers of memory installed( its an upgrade itch again,lol!). My previous installed was a GSkill Ripjaws 4Gb DDR3 1600 CL9 whereas this kind of memory is so fast because it runs at 1.6Ghz maximum speed but the downside was its only 4gb.That's when I decided to convinced myself that I still need more ram so I purchased this 8Gb GSkill Ripjaws X DDR3 1333 and check it out if I would feel the differences of 8gb against 4gb. BTW, according to some reviews the speed difference between DDR3 1333 and DDR3 1600 is quite not noticeable that's why I purchased DDR3 1333 only and to save also some money or I can say that I m short of molah (that's the main reason..hahaha).
And that's it, I put it on this mems and do some test run benchmarking on 3dmark 11, 3dmark vantage, wprime and etc and also try to play today's latest games like Crysis 2 and Need for Speed Shift 2. I noticed that loading on games became so fast and it also added fragments of fps on some games . Now, I can burned dvds while playing games without lagging my system. I can say that 8gb of memory is a worthy upgrade not only because it adds performance but your system setup will became future proof as incoming games and applications were becoming ram and speed hungry.
By the way kindly see details below for specifications: (from www.gskill.com)
Designed For 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
|M/B Chipset|| Intel Z68 |
Intel P67 / H67 / H61
|Capacity||4GB (2GB x2)|
|Speed||DDR3-1333 (PC3 10600 / 10666)|
|Test Voltage||1.5 Volts|
Qualified Motherboards List
|ASUS||Maximus IV Extreme|
|ASRock||Fatal1ty P67 Professional|
|ASRock||P67 Extreme 6|
|ASRock||P67 Extreme 4|
Note: Based from its website, it was designed for Intel 2nd generation processor, but it doesn't mean that it cannot run on AMD systems because now Im running it on MSI 890FXA motherboard which is an AMD designed motherboard.
GSKILL rocks! ^_^