Solved Kingston KVR13N9S8/4 VS KVR1333D3N9/4G

June 27, 2017 at 06:23:21
Specs: Windows 10, 4 GBs
So, I'm gonna buy 4gb of ram to go with a PhenomII x4 960t BE and a GTX 650 ti 1gb, I came across 3 pieces of ram I can afford right now, two Mhz 1333 and one Mhz 1600:

SPECIFICATIONS:

- Code: KVR1333D3N9/4G
- Series: ValueRAM
- Type: 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
- Capacity: 4GB
- Latency: CL9
- : 1.5V
- Speed: DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600

SPECIFICATIONS:

- Code: KVR13N9S8/4
- Series: ValueRAM
- Type: 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
- Capacity: 4GB
- Latency: CL9
- : 1.5V
- Speed: DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)

SPECIFICATIONS:

- Code: KCP316NS8/4
- Series: ValueRAM
- Type: 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
- Capacity: 4GB
- Latency: Cl11
- : 1.5V
- Speed: DDR3 1600

I'm almost rulling out the 1600 Mhz one, I saw that latency 11 would be worse than latency 9 even with 1600 Mhz (versus 1333).
Now at the two ram with 1333 Mhz, I'm not sure which one would be better, the price difference is 6-7 $ and the KVR1333D3N9/4G is discontinued, other than that, the only difference I found was:

KVR1333D3N9/4G:
Refresh to Active/Refresh 160ns (min.)
Command Time (tRFCmin)

KCP316NS8/4:
Refresh to Active/Refresh 260ns (min.)
Command Time (tRFCmin)


Could someone help me out on which to buy? It's primary for gaming (not the newest games, I'm aware this build won't get me that far)

Thanks!


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#1
June 27, 2017 at 13:14:17
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So, you are planning on installing ONLY 1 stick of RAM for now?

Well for assured module matching, you should buy kits of 2 or 4 sticks. The reason for that is because modern memory controllers run pairs in dual channel, which yields better performance. You MAY be able to buy non-matched sticks that will run in dual channel or they may not.

As far as buying the faster RAM you mention goes, latency will always go up with faster clock speeds.
If you could overclock the

Post your motherboard model to get a better answer.


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#2
June 27, 2017 at 16:55:12
I agree with OtheHill. You should run a matched pair of RAM sticks to enable dual channel mode plus it would be helpful to know the make/model of the motherboard. The chipset the board is based on is very important.

As for your question(s) - latency isn't nearly as important as RAM speed. DDR3-1600/CL11 will definitely be better than DDR3-1333/CL9. Crucial explains why: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/memor...

Also, 4GB RAM isn't enough for decent gaming these days & IMHO, Win10 isn't the best OS choice. Also, since you asked in another post - YES, if the board is changed, Windows will have to be installed, making it an ideal time to "upgrade" to Win7.


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#3
June 27, 2017 at 19:44:07
Hey, thanks for both answers guys!

Those are the specs from the board:
https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboar...

I actually noticed that my board only supports up to 1333 Mhz, so I went and bought 4gb of 1333 Mhz rams, was that a mistake? (it was cheaper too and it was nice saving money)
Also, a friend ended up giving me 2 sticks of ram, 2gb each 1333 Mhz too, I'm wondering, what would be better now? Using the 2 sticks of 2gb for dual channel or 4gb+2gb so I end up with 6? I know that buying another 4gb stick would be the better choice, but right now I'm out of money for that, sadly.

Thanks for the answers!

Edit: I just noticed I made almost the same post, so I'm gonna choose the best answer on this one and see the replies on the other. riider is giving me answers there so thanks another time hahaha

https://www.computing.net/answers/g...

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#4
June 28, 2017 at 13:56:20
Poor motherboard choice. The chipset that board is based on is over 10 years old.
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/2...

NVIDIA got out of the motherboard chipset business many years ago. AMD chipsets are the way to go with AMD CPUs. http://www.zdnet.com/article/end-of...

"I actually noticed that my board only supports up to 1333 Mhz"

Look again >> "Support for DDR3 1600(OC)/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules"

"I'm wondering, what would be better now? Using the 2 sticks of 2gb for dual channel or 4gb+2gb so I end up with 6"

No-brainer, 6GB would be better. Better yet if it's DDR3-1600.


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#5
June 28, 2017 at 13:59:25
In addition to riider's comments, I seem to remember that there were problems installing certain graphics cards with the 6100/6150 chipset on that board.

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