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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.

Wow, that's quite the intensive OS bottleneck you have there. 16GB of RAM, 1GB GPU, whatever else your BIOS / UEFI uses, and a 4 core / 8 threaded CPU..... All on an OS designed for single core use and 4GB max total memory. What do you have available for RAM? 2GB out of 16? 2.5?

To the OP:
No, DDR3-1333 isn't really "bottlenecking" your system. It's fine. RAM is still relatively cheap right now. So it really wouldn't HURT to grab 8GB of 1600 (or higher if you wanted). Just make sure you use a more modern OS than Windows XP. rolleyes.gif
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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.

Every try overclocking with 1333 DDR3? You wont get very far. I never mentioned games, so i don't know why people keep bringing it up.
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I never mentioned games, so i don't know why people keep bringing it up.

They're bringing it up because the original poster clearly stated that he uses his rig mostly for gaming. Did you not read that?
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post #24 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by huhh;15568123 
Every try overclocking with 1333 DDR3? You wont get very far. I never mentioned games, so i don't know why people keep bringing it up.
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Originally Posted by sccr64472;15568156 
They're bringing it up because the original poster clearly stated that he uses his rig mostly for gaming. Did you not read that?

That, and the OP has a black edition CPU.
post #25 of 42
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Originally Posted by sccr64472;15568156 
They're bringing it up because the original poster clearly stated that he uses his rig mostly for gaming. Did you not read that?

Yes I did. If he's gaming he obviously would want to overclock his computer for better performance. 1333 ddr3 CL9 isn't going budge when overclocking his CPU and/or IMC. We all know the performance gains from overclocking the IMC on AMD systems.

Memory doesn't directly effect gaming performance but t does effect computer performance especially when overclocking. Did you forget which website you're on?
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post #26 of 42
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Originally Posted by huhh;15568243 
1333 ddr3 CL9 isn't going budge when overclocking his CPU and/or IMC.

Simply not true.
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Memory doesn't directly effect gaming performance but t does effect computer performance especially when overclocking. Did you forget which website you're on?

A lot of the original moderators on this forum didn't overclock wink.gif Also, the original poster never said anything about overclocking, so to claim his ram is a bottleneck is simply wrong. I would be willing to bet I could get his sticks to at least 1600 smile.gif
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post #27 of 42
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Originally Posted by huhh;15568243 
Memory doesn't directly effect gaming performance but t does effect computer performance especially when overclocking. Did you forget which website you're on?

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Overclocked CPU:

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Application (not synthetic memory) benchmarks:

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Please show us where it "does effect computer performance especially when overclocking."
Edited by jlells01 - 11/4/11 at 6:37am
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IMC speed is directly related to memory speed.
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post #29 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.
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He should be running minimum 1600mhz ddr3 on a 1100t. Using 1333mhz memory is a waste on that CPU.
Quote:
Originally Posted by huhh;15568243 
Memory doesn't directly effect gaming performance but t does effect computer performance especially when overclocking.

And those are just the highlights...

You've done nothing but supply conjecture and misinformation in this thread that's been entirely decimated by sound testing data; when confronted on the B.S., you pull a red herring.

Ugh. mad.gif
Edited by jlells01 - 11/4/11 at 6:46am
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