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Yeah, BF3 has been known to use more than 4gb, i mean if you HAVE 4gb, it won't insta-crash, like me, it runs fine, but I'm sure if you gave it more it might help. But yeah, 1600 DDR3 should be more the norm.
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Nothing in your system is really top of the line, so I don't see why 1333MHz RAM would be a bottleneck. However... if you do a lot of multitasking, like video editing, encoding, browsing the web AND gaming at the same time, I'd suggest getting 8GB. RAM being a bottleneck depends entirely how you wish to use your computer. You can hit 100% CPU/GPU Usage while only using 2GB, or you could be held back by not enough RAM using 10% CPU/GPU Usage simply by multitasking.

I'm running 32-Bit XP and with the Ram Limitation of around 3GB, I find myself occasionally hitting the 100% mark, but it's easy to avoid doing that if I don't run more than a few intense tasks.
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Originally Posted by Shadow11377;15565295 
Nothing in your system is really top of the line, so I don't see why 1333MHz RAM would be a bottleneck. However... if you do a lot of multitasking, like video editing, encoding, browsing the web AND gaming at the same time, I'd suggest getting 8GB. RAM being a bottleneck depends entirely how you wish to use your computer. You can hit 100% CPU/GPU Usage while only using 2GB, or you could be held back by not enough RAM using 10% CPU/GPU Usage simply by multitasking.

I'm running 32-Bit XP and with the Ram Limitation of around 3GB, I find myself occasionally hitting the 100% mark, but it's easy to avoid doing that if I don't run more than a few intense tasks.

He should be running minimum 1600mhz ddr3 on a 1100t. Using 1333mhz memory is a waste on that CPU.
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thats what i was thinking, dont know what i was thinking when i bought it though
post #15 of 42
1333mhz isn't a bottleneck for just gaming.
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Originally Posted by morgofborg;15565378 
1333mhz isn't a bottleneck for just gaming.

I'm sorry but 1333mhz CL9 memory on a 1100T is a bottleneck to the whole system.
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post #17 of 42
The only games I know of that actually make use of faster ram are FSX and X-Plane. But even then, the difference is negligible. I have 3 sets of 4gb kits. Mushkin 1333mhz, G. Skill 1600mhz, and G. Skill Flare 1800mhz. I can't tell a difference in games at all between the 3 kits. The only time I have noticed a difference between the 3 sets is when I'm encoding video. So I would say your ram is not a bottleneck at all. But in the end it's your money. Feel free to buy faster ram though at your own peril.
post #18 of 42
1600 doesnt cost much more than 1333 ($2-5 for 2x2g kits, $5-10 for 2x4g kits)

if you have another system (athlon/x2/x4 it will be fine in there)
get some faster ram for the phenom x6
post #19 of 42
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i am, i was thinking about upgrading to 990fxa but from what ive been hearing its not much of an upgrade, but yea, im going to get some new ram for sure, should i get 2000mhz or just 1600?
post #20 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by huhh;15565475 
I'm sorry but 1333mhz CL9 memory on a 1100T is a bottleneck to the whole system.
Quote:
Originally Posted by huhh;15565342 
He should be running minimum 1600mhz ddr3 on a 1100t. Using 1333mhz memory is a waste on that CPU.
Quote:
Originally Posted by huhh;15565140 
Yes. Get some 1600mhz ddr3.

Stock CPU:

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Overclocked CPU:

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http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/memory/display/phenom-ii-x6-memory.html#sect0

When it comes to gaming, reality doesn't support your disparagement of DDR3-1333 with the x6.
Edited by jlells01 - 11/3/11 at 11:59pm
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