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I currently have G.SKILL 2 x 4gb 1333mhz 9-9-9-24 CL9 memory which has been mildly overclocked to 9-8-8-24 1374mhz...is it worth my buying a 1600mhz kit? I was thinking of buying the Corsair Vengence 2 x 4gb 8-8-8-24 kit.

Will I actually notice any difference in gaming or is it a total waste of money?

It is to be used with a AMD 1090T for now but a I5 / I7 later on.
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If you buying an I7,I5 after, then yes it's worth it. Otherwsie it's a waste as you have decent speeds for a Phenom II chip.
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From what I've observed, games seem to favor faster graphics adapter RAM than system memory, since most of the large transfer operations that occur during a game are for moving or modifying textures.
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Also, you are leaning towards a 6 core processor. The 1090T has a decent amount of cache memory. However, it will have less usable cache per core than a quad core, and no games that I know of will utilize all 6 cores. If you go for a phenom2 x4, you will get the same amount of cache but with fewer cores, leaving more cache per core.
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