Would 2400mhz clock speed RAM make a big difference compared to 2133mhz on an A10 apu?

Sam Shezz

Mar 26, 2014
Im doing a £300 budget build and so far I've got an A10-6800K for £80 and I was unsure if I should save £10 and get a 2133mhz 2x4gb for £55 or 2400mhz 2x4gb for £65. But if I did get the 2400mhz ram would it make a better effect on graphics performance?


Mar 9, 2014
with the latest APU 7850k, what you want is not faster ram but lower CAS, and you only want Dual channel, (no quad channel support from AMD yet, sigh), AMD loves lower CAS count! as it is, according to sources anything over 2133Mhz is a waste, they don't have the support for it (i think) better to get 2133Mhz with a CAS of 9, AMD=wants lower CAS, Intel=Want more Mhz! from what i have read! and if you want abit more power for cheap, just go a dual Graphics the 7850k Crossfires with R7 240 and 250, best to get the Gddr5 versions!

2x4gig http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32133c9d8gab
or if you want it setup for future
2x8GB http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32133c9d16gtx

also if you can afford the extra cash, go for the A10-7xxx all depends on how much you have budgeted and what mobo you are getting too and whether you are getting a case (also its form factor), best to look here to get a rough idea of what you will be spending.

heres an example of a caseless build (if you already have a valid case) its a Micro ATX build, i myself prefer Full ATX's (being Aussie i love my shizz big) http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3iifI if you can afford the extra i would go for either http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fm2a88xextreme6 or http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaf2a88xup4 they are better boards and allow crossfire for more cards!

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