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You can't use a ram speed of 2000mhz with SB anyway, it would default to 1866.
I fold on mine 24/7 at 2133 without problem. Sandy Bridge has the best IMC out to date and can do those speeds easily.

1600 may be the sweet spot, I never looked into it. I do know for a fact and from experience (I went from 1600 - 2133 ram) the higher speed is defiantly more important with folding.
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With the Sandy, you get very minimal gains going from DDR3-1600 to DDR3-1866, or DDR3-2000

The 1600MHz memory will give you the best performance.
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post #13 of 22
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so i shouldn't need to increase the vccio voltage or anything out of the ordinary with them?
Nope. I'm using 4 sticks of 2GB and I haven't had to increase VCCIO, just kept it on AUTO. Highly doubt you will have to with only 2 dimms.
post #14 of 22
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With the Sandy, you get very minimal gains going from DDR3-1600 to DDR3-1866, or DDR3-2000

The 1600MHz memory will give you the best performance.
So go back to 1600 and lose 3mins on my TPF and a lot of points is a performance gain
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post #15 of 22
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With the Sandy, you get very minimal gains going from DDR3-1600 to DDR3-1866, or DDR3-2000

The 1600MHz memory will give you the best performance.
That may be the case for everyday use, however for folding and benching there are performance increases with higher frequencies.
post #16 of 22
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So go back to 1600 and lose 3mins on my TPF and a lot of points is a performance gain
I'm not a folder, but I did provide a link, that has all of the data you'd like to read, if you wish?

& honestly, not trying to argue with you, not at all!
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post #17 of 22
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With the Sandy, you get very minimal gains going from DDR3-1600 to DDR3-1866, or DDR3-2000

The 1600MHz memory will give you the best performance.
I know with most tasks, anything over 1600 is unnecessary as i will see little to no gains, though people have said that really fast ram helps with folding, and that is my entire focus for this rig, thanx for your input though!

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I fold on mine 24/7 at 2133 without problem. Sandy Bridge has the best IMC out to date and can do those speeds easily.

1600 may be the sweet spot, I never looked into it. I do know for a fact and from experience (I went from 1600 - 2133 ram) the higher speed is defiantly more important with folding.
Thanks for your input

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Originally Posted by hirolla888 View Post
Nope. I'm using 4 sticks of 2GB and I haven't had to increase VCCIO, just kept it on AUTO. Highly doubt you will have to with only 2 dimms.
Awesome, these definately sound like the sticks for me then!

Appreciate it!
post #18 of 22
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That may be the case for everyday use, however for folding and benching there are performance increases with higher frequencies.
Yes, I understand that....not a noob here.
Sorry I guess you guys have it all figured out.
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post #19 of 22
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I fold on mine 24/7 at 2133 without problem. Sandy Bridge has the best IMC out to date and can do those speeds easily.

1600 may be the sweet spot, I never looked into it. I do know for a fact and from experience (I went from 1600 - 2133 ram) the higher speed is defiantly more important with folding.
You are missing my point. You can't use a ram speed of 2000mhz with SB w/o modifying. The default ram speeds are 1333, 1600, 1866, and 2133.
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post #20 of 22
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I'm not a folder, but I did provide a link, that has all of the data you'd like to read, if you wish?

& honestly, not trying to argue with you, not at all!
I'm not arguing either dude but the truth is with folding higher frequencies is what you want. I don't know about everyday use as I don't use my 2600K for anything but folding, so do I know about what is best when it comes to folding
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