Help me choose my ram

Kirby48

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Current specs:

Phenom II 965 oc'ed 4ghz (old but still playing any game out there easily)
gtx 780 classified
240gb SSD
600W psu
8gb ddr3 1600mhz 9-9-9-24

So yeah I'm slowly upgrading my computer and even though that phenom is like 7 years old it still plays any game out there 60fps in the witcher 3 graphics pretty much maxed out. People said It would bottleneck my gpu, but it does not apparently! I will probably upgrade it in the future though.

But for now, I started playing Ark Survival Evolved and even though i have 50-70 fps I get stuttering as I move and the game has to load content. I only have 8gb ram at the moment and from what I read online this game plays much better with 16gb of ram.

I currently have 2x 4gb of ddr3 1600 mhz with 9-9-9-24 timings, i will give those to my girlfriend for her computer and I will upgrade mine to 2x8gb. I am debating between 2 sticks

G skill trident x 1600mhz 7-8-8-24
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231628

G skill sniper 1600mhz 9-9-9-24
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231609

Will I see a real difference from the trident X with better timings or would it be wiser to go with the traditional 9-9-9-24.

Or should I just go with higher memory clock, 1866 or 2133, my motherboard supports 2133 but I heard phenoms start screaming over 1600mhz memory, i think 1600mhz is pretty much the max I can use with that cpu. Higher memory clocks also have higher timings.

So if anyone could give me advice I would appreciate =)
 

Kirby48

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As I said in my first post, Ark uses more than 8gb of ram and I stutter because my ram is running at 100%.
 

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Thank you! But if I were to upgrade to an FX cpu in the next few weeks would I see a difference going CAS7? I mean i can always change the timings so they can be used on the phenom until i change.
 

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I guess I will go with the sniper then, thank you very much. And the model I would buy is the fx 8370!
 

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