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Is it worth throwing high speed ram into a X6 system?

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Looking to upgrade to a 8gb kit, but is it worth it to go above 1600mhz on a x6 with a 790 board?

I am planing to goto a 990FX board when they come out so hoping to carry over the ram

also will be overclocking with it
im looking at a g.skill 2133mhz kit
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AMD works best with tight timings. If your not into video encoding, you probably won't see it.
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post #3 of 6
1600Mhz with low timings can equal just about anything above 1600Mhz (assuming CL9 or other high timings)
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updated with my specs
also will BD take advantage of ram over 2000MHZ?
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I'm pretty sure it will, 1866Mhz support is rated by default, and I'm sure the IMC is an improvement over Thuban which can handle 2000Mhz
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The anwser can be best summed up as follows:

eh

By and large performance ram is only good overclocking where you are asking the ram to operate out of spec.
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