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love it actually. im more impressed with the graphics. im only running 720p (tv dont support 1080p only i) frown.gif but all games run smooth and clean so im very happy. the really disappointing part is i havnt been able to overclock it. just cant get a stable over clock for anything. not sure if its cause im using achi instead of ide or what. and the ram BIG disappointment i got 1600 to over clock to 1866. nope so much for that
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love it actually. im more impressed with the graphics. im only running 720p (tv dont support 1080p only i) frown.gif but all games run smooth and clean so im very happy. the really disappointing part is i havnt been able to overclock it. just cant get a stable over clock for anything. not sure if its cause im using achi instead of ide or what. and the ram BIG disappointment i got 1600 to over clock to 1866. nope so much for that

I thought ram @ 1866 was better for AMD APU builds, what's up with that?
Will there really be THAT much of a difference for everyday use and some gaming
with ram at 1333 vs. 1600 vs 1866.

Like if someone uses ram at 1600 on an AMD APU, will they
be going like "AW, CRAP!!!! This SUCKS!!!" doh.gif
Edited by Hot Wirez - 1/20/12 at 9:57pm
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I thought ram @ 1866 was better, what's up with that?
Will there really be THAT much of a difference for everyday use and some gaming
with ram at 1333 vs. 1600 vs 1866.
Like if someone uses ram at 1600 on an AMD APU, will they
be going like "AW, CRAP!!!! This SUCKS!!!" doh.gif

It is iGPU that benefits from faster RAM speed. iGPU uses system RAM (unlike dGPU, they have no dedicated RAM). So higher RAM speed improves iGPU performance.
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It is iGPU that benefits from faster RAM speed. iGPU uses system RAM (unlike dGPU, they have no dedicated RAM). So higher RAM speed improves iGPU performance.

Thank you for your reply!
I understand, but ram rated @ 1866 is considerably more expensive than the other lower rated speeds currently.

Will most lower rated DDR3 dimms rated 1333 and 1600 overclock easily to 1866 as to keep costs lower?
Just seems like high costs for an AMD build to me to get ram rated @ 1866. headscratch.gif
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Thank you for your reply!
I understand, but ram rated @ 1866 is considerably more expensive than the other lower rated speeds currently.
Will most lower rated DDR3 dimms rated 1333 and 1600 overclock easily to 1866 as to keep costs lower?
Just seems like high costs for an AMD build to me to get ram rated @ 1866. headscratch.gif

Typically 1333 and 1600 RAM don't overclock well. Do get 1600 minimum, with 1333 you lose noticeable performance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231455
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I also plan on a Llano APU rig in the future. biggrin.gif
   
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Llano is bandwith limited.. so 1600MHZ is ideal..

my laptop can support 1600MHZ DDR3.. it has 1333.. and 1600 would make a decent gain in performance..
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Llano is bandwith limited.. so 1600MHZ is ideal..
my laptop can support 1600MHZ DDR3.. it has 1333.. and 1600 would make a decent gain in performance..

This is true, the biggest jump most people will see will be from 1333mhz to 1600mhz
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WOO! Llano ftw :L yea memory speeds do make a difference i definitely noticed a difference from when my RAM was at 1333 to the 1600 its at now.
    
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WOO! Llano ftw :L yea memory speeds do make a difference i definitely noticed a difference from when my RAM was at 1333 to the 1600 its at now.

True that! You OC your Llano yet? or are you a stock kinda guy?
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