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Just starting to get ideas together to upgrade and have been using DDR and DDR2 and just havent kept up with the current DDR3 RAM. What would be the better DDR3 speed to get for OC'ing??

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I'd say DDR3-1600. It is dirt cheap nowadays, but higher speed sticks can still be expensive. That gives you plenty of room to let your RAM speed increase with your overclock. For example, I have DDR3-1600 sticks that I am running at 1448 mhz because of my CPU overclock. Because I am technically underclocking them, I was able to tighten the timings.
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It would entirely depend on the set you got. Most of them can be OC'd, but the question is the motherboard and CPU.
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ok 1600 is what i was thinking as well. just starting to ideas on boards and ram for BD upgrades come early next year.
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ok 1600 is what i was thinking as well. just starting to ideas on boards and ram for BD upgrades come early next year.
Intel is spec'd better, right now.
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yea....staying AMD. Personal choice
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yea....staying AMD. Personal choice
I have both and I have owned both throughout the years. It all depends on the specs and not the brand. Being objective is the only way to achieve maximum performance.
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