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I hope I'm asking this in the right area, but i recently got Corsair XMS3 2000mhz ram...and my board only supports, 1333MHz, 1066MHz, 1600MHz, 2133MHz (OC), and 1866MHz ...I was in a rush while buying, and didnt realize it didnt say 2000mhz...my ram works fine, but it runs at 1600mhz...would i get more out of my ram if i went ahead and bought some 1866mhz ram, and get rid of the 2000mhz?? Thanks
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If it supports 2133MHz then you should be able to run your RAM at 2000MHz. Make sure the timings and voltages are set to what the manufacturer recommends. You honestly wont feel much of a difference though.
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If it supports 2133MHz then you should be able to run your RAM at 2000MHz. Make sure the timings and voltages are set to what the manufacturer recommends. You honestly wont feel much of a difference though.

Yeah, i was thinking the same thing, but it won't let me change it to exactly 2000...it lets me change it to 21 somthing through 2700mhz. it may be my timings or whatever, but i didnt do any manual overclocking, i ran the auto tuning in the AI Suite 2 program
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You can try running them at 2133 or 1866, you just gotta mess with the timings and voltage. One would assume that you can run the same timings it's rated for at 1866. At the end of the day, you're most likely not going to notice a difference, regardless of what speed it's running. If it's running fine, you should save yourself the trouble of buying new ram and just stay with what you have.
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You can try running them at 2133 or 1866, you just gotta mess with the timings and voltage. One would assume that you can run the same timings it's rated for at 1866. At the end of the day, you're most likely not going to notice a difference, regardless of what speed it's running. If it's running fine, you should save yourself the trouble of buying new ram and just stay with what you have.

Yeah..I don't know anything when it comes to timings and voltage.. I can run BF 3 on ultra flawlessly in a full room of 64 players, but sometimes when i'm on WoW i get small fps lag spikes and i thought that my ram had something to do with it because its 2000mhz and only running at 1600 on auto, and it does it on all vid settings..idk what thats about. Its a fresh install on wow, with no addons also ;/
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Yeah..I don't know anything when it comes to timings and voltage.. I can run BF 3 on ultra flawlessly in a full room of 64 players, but sometimes when i'm on WoW i get small fps lag spikes and i thought that my ram had something to do with it because its 2000mhz and only running at 1600 on auto, and it does it on all vid settings..idk what thats about. Its a fresh install on wow, with no addons also ;/

whats your build? see the rig builder in the top. do that.
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whats your build? see the rig builder in the top. do that.

There...had it done already, just forgot to put it in my sig
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You'll need to perform a bus clock OC to reach RAM frequencies beyond 1866Mhz and the x9.33 multiplier.

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Runn it at 2133 i had the exact same ram and on a amd system had no problems with it at 2133 10-10-10-24-1t at 1.66
And the wow lag could be anything from video card to internet to settings in game usually in a city there are like hundreds of players.
And you could lower timings and run at 1866, or really lower timings and run it at 1600. I played with that ram for awhile, it worked really well on my amd system but then when i moved to the dark side my intel system hated it.It was awesome for benching but nothing more than that!
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Yeah..I don't know anything when it comes to timings and voltage.. I can run BF 3 on ultra flawlessly in a full room of 64 players, but sometimes when i'm on WoW i get small fps lag spikes and i thought that my ram had something to do with it because its 2000mhz and only running at 1600 on auto, and it does it on all vid settings..idk what thats about. Its a fresh install on wow, with no addons also ;/

BF3 is multithreaded and that's why you see good FPS. WoW on the other hand certainly won't take advantage of all 8 threads (I'm not familiar with the game but would guess it only uses 2 threads). Single-threaded performance on Bulldozer isn't the greatest. Here is a test Toms did, you can see Bulldozer performance isn't the best and doesn't account for the FPS spikes as it only has average frames listed, not minimum or anything else.

Overclocking the CPU more will help. You can also tweak NB frequency and RAM frequency which will still help, but to a lesser extent than the core frequency.
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