System built in August 2012 primarily to run FSX and DCS
Intel core i5 3550 3.30 GHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Patriot G Series Sector 5 DDR3 1333 MHz 8GB (2x4 GB)
Windows 7 64-bit
My PC has experienced occasional stuttering (question 3) almost since I first built it. For about 2.5 years I was away from my PC and consequently never investigated the problem further. The stuttering would not just happen while in FSX and DCS. For example, it could happen while on youtube as well.
Currently updating for X-plane 11 and DCS 2.0+
New SDD, additional memory (Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz ) and a new GPU.
I jumped the gun in purchasing Corsair ram that apparently will not work with the existing Patriot ram I have. However, I have also read that both types of ram can potentially work together, but at the lower MHz (reduced clock rate?).
- Can both types of ram work together?
- If they can, would it be advisable to go with the Corsair 16GB alone or combine all memory? I would prefer 24GB over 16GB but I understand there could be drawbacks here.
What is interesting is that PcPartPicker has stated that the original Patriot DDR3 runs at 1.65V which is too high for the i5 3550 which maxes out at 1.5V (5% 1.575V). From what I have read, overheating is the concern here but I also read to the contrary that the ram can take the added heat but that this is not necessary because the CPU will automatically down clock the ram to 1.5V. Additionally I read that you can go into BIOS and change the ram speed. Basically, I don’t know what is correct and what isn’t.
3. So did I originally in 2012 purchase the incorrect memory (thanks tigerdirect) and could this be the reason for the stuttering that I have experienced? If this is the case, then I presume this rules out any further use of the Patriot ram. Correct?
Might have to read through this one a couple of times. Thanks in advance for taking the time to look this over.