RAM Bottleneck?

Okay, I have built up quite a good system when you hear the specs, but when it comes to performance its a little disappointing.
I have a gtx 1070 Ryzen 5 2600 and 16GB DDR4. Now the problem is one of my sticks of Ram is Corsair Vengeance 2400mhz, sounds fine, right? The problem is, the other stick is the cheapest stick of DDR4 on the market that I got from my friend. GEIL something 2133, when I try to overclock this stick to 2400mhz it just crashes, and I get stutters in many games and about 10-20fps lower than I should be getting based off of benchmark videos. Should I buy a new stick or would it be something else?

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FPS is almost always the GPU's work.

Also benchmarks are usually the best of the best benchmarks and I would think nothing about being a little lower. 10-20FPS lower is not unheard of and could easily be a video driver version change or something else like an out of date BIOS (BIOS can set bus speeds to/from CPU and GPU.)

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Yeah but stutters.

Yeah but it does stutter a good bit and I know Ryzen takes advantage of ram clock speeds. Also I know my bios is up to date because I just updated it when installing new cpu.

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I've traced stuttering to a lot of other areas.

The #1 hit that just keeps on repeating is a HDD with very high values in the SMART values 01 and 07.

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Increasing memory speed won't eliminate stutter from my experience. It's either a thing we've seen before (like the HDD) or the game settings are for eye candy over speed.

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You have the wrong ram.

What you want is 2933.

Shop for a 2x8GB @ 2933 kit.

Then you can chase game perf into other areas.

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Sorry for late reply, but I am on quite a budget as im only 14 and dogsit for a job. (Which is quite an unstable job) I have a dog getting picked up in a few days and I expect around 100$, my thought process is should I buy 1 8gb stick of 2666 and see if I can oc my corsair vengeance and just get rid of the 2133 stick.

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Dual Channel always wins against a single.

No matter the overclock.

It's a shame the Web Speccy isn't shared. Sometimes we can see a setting or something. If you don't you leave possible free adjustments unknown.

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I see it. From your Speccy.

1. There are dual displays. This effectively doubles the GPU load.
Re-test with a single display after a reboot.
Also, there are complaints when the Nvidia overlay is installed/active.
AGAIN, this setup is known to give lower performance with (a) dual displays and (b) the overlay.

2. More on item 1. I do have folk complain their 1070 GPU is underperforming and again, it's one of the few items so when benchmarking you have to match what those other folk are doing.

3. Be sure to disable this next thing.

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shouldnt be dual montiors.

I have been running dual monitors before I even upgraded my pc, using a rx 460. Im almost 100% certain it isn't that. I'll try the nvidia overlay thing but I plan on buying a stick of 2666 vengeance on amazon as its on sale for $80.

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I've run into that and the overlay too many times.

10-20FPS is really nothing when we add a second display or the overlay. Be sure to google about the overlay. Sometimes folk just don't believe it.

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