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RAM upgrade for a MSI Z97 Gaming 5 using a i5 4670K

Hi guys,

Playing a game called "PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds" I believe that the current 8Gb of RAM I have is not giving my system its full potential. Knowing this I have decided to upgrade to 16Gb of RAM but I am confused on what to buy for the future due to voltages and what is compatitable. Looking at the list of what is compatitable it shows

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Support four DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866*/2000*/2133*/2200*/2400*/2600*/2666*/2800*/3000*/3100*/3200*/3300*(*OC) MHz DRAM, 32GB Max

- Dual channel memory architecture
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
- Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory


Now I am confused on what speed to buy as I can only afford about £100 pound ish. I have been looking at these 2:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/HyperX-FURY-16-Memory-Module/d...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMY16GX3M2A1600C9R-Ven...

Thanks!
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  1. The links are not complete, so we can't see the memory details.

    But basically a DDR3 2 x 8 GB dual channel kit rated at 1600 MHz (MT/s) and which runs at a working voltage of 1.5 V is recommended.

    Have a look here for a list of 2 x 8 GB kits. If there is any doubt about which kit to get, let us know which kit is of interest and we'll confirm whether it is compatible/suitable or not.
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    This Corsair memory should be compatible with the system, and is rated at 2400 MHz (2400 MT/s). But your system supports 1600 MHz without overclocking. So this memory will be downclocked automatically by the system to 1600 MHz unless you plan to overclock this memory?
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  3. brispuss said:
    This Corsair memory should be compatible with the system, and is rated at 2400 MHz (2400 MT/s). But your system supports 1600 MHz without overclocking. So this memory will be downclocked automatically by the system to 1600 MHz unless you plan to overclock this memory?


    I have the same set up, and was going to buy the 1600mhz rate
    (2x8gb). If I wanted to but faster ram and overclock the memory, what damage will it do?

    Thanks. J
    Reply to jason.kirk
  4. There is always a risk of "damage" caused by overheating when attempting to overclock. That is why the system temperatures (particularly of the CPU and the memory (if available)) should be closely monitored while overclocking.
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