Does RAM speed matter?
Your RAM’s speed does not alter how fast your CPU goes, even when overclocked or hyper-threaded, but it can slow the CPU down depending on if your RAM is full or not.
For the most part, the faster your RAM speed is, the more likely you are going to have success working on large files..
Which is faster 1333mhz or 1600mhz?
2 Answers. The 1600Mhz CL10 RAM has a higher clock speed (800MHz versus 666MHz) and a lower latency (12.5 ns versus 13.5 ns), so it’s the hands down winner. So, even though CL10 is a higher divisor than CL9, the increase from 1333MHz to 1600MHz in the numerator is more than enough to compensate for that.
What is the difference between 1600mhz and 1333mhz?
Hello. There is really no performance difference between running the RAM at 1333MHz compared to 1600MHz. The reason to buy 1600MHz is if you are heavily OCing. When you OC the CPU (unless you’ve got an unlocked multi like the 955) you also change the frequency the RAM.
Can I use 1333mhz instead of 1600mhz?
Yes it will run just fine. The slot can handle 1600mhz stock, and more with OC.
Is 1600mhz RAM good?
In general it is good enough and it actually is the fastest kind of memory supported on locked Intel motherboards before socket 1151. Though if you have a Z87/Z97 motherboard and unlocked K cpu, then getting memory faster than 1600MHz can be beneficial.
Can I use 1333mhz and 1600mhz RAM together?
2 Answers. Yes, you can mix 1333 and 1600 MHz RAM sticks, however the system will downclock all RAM to the speed of the slowest stick. For best performance, try and buy RAM that is the same speed or faster.