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What's the point of having memory faster than 1333MHz on Sandy Bridge?

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I always wanted to ask that question since SB only supports 1333MHz and 1333MHz has the best timings. What's the point of going over 1333MHz? better WEI scores?
 
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It makes things faster.
    
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Quite honestly, it makes next to no difference at all.

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post #4 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sun View Post
Quite honestly, it makes next to no difference at all.

Anand
^ That.
Pretty much pointless for SB. Better off putting money towards better CPU/GPU/PSU.
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ddr3 1600 shows some minor improvement and often only costs a few dollars more, or is the same price. If the budget is real tight though 1333 should be fine.
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post #6 of 18
even though SB isnt bottlenecked by 1333 IB (or some other cpu that still uses ddr3 down the road) might be, i feel 1600 is a nice thing to get - costs a tiny bit more but should last a while longer too
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Have a little read at the articles in the thread linked in my sig "OC and Choosing RAM for SB".
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I know this doesn't apply to everyone, but memory bandwidth seems to be HUGE for Flight Simulator X.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SectorNine50 View Post
I know this doesn't apply to everyone, but memory bandwidth seems to be HUGE for Flight Simulator X.
Faster memory isn't slower, it just isn't providing a big enough difference to really matter or warrant the extra cost.



Just get whatever works for you, or if you're benching, as with any other platform, get the fastest you can get because faster ram makes things go faster.
    
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Is the same true for 1366 or does it make more/less difference?
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