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Hey guys,


I currently have this ram



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226095


i upgraded my motherboard and it can accept up to ddr3 2133 so i was thinking about upgrading to



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231519





i don't know alot about overclocking ram (the ddr3 1333) but would this upgrade be worth it? it would cost me about 40 dollars, and i'm not sure that it would even make sense.




what is your opinion guys?
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It's not going to benefit gaming or normal use on your system. It will aid in: benchmarks, loading (real-world you won't notice it most likely), and bandwidth (which I doubt you're using software that can perform better with enhanced bandwidth like scientific programs).

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i would look at these beasts that are getting arround nowdays on OCN
Samsung Electronics Extreme Low Voltage 30nm UDIMM 8 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Extreme-MV-3V4G3D-US/dp/B00592002W/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1329956033&sr=8-4

as being low voltage you have heaps of voltage room to play with when overclocking these.. i hear OCs like 2400 thumb.gif
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post #4 of 7
get this RAM instead..it ..does it all biggrin.gif New technology wink.gif

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Extreme-MV-3V4G3D-US/dp/B00592002W

ermm..Pioneer bought too much :lachen.gif: and is selling it in the for sale section,too

IMO Yes..faster RAM is worth it
 
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post #5 of 7
Based on much testing there is no tangible system performance gain in real applications with DDR3 RAM above 1333 MHz. Unless you have an FX CPU, it's unlikely your PII Deneb will run the RAM stable above ~1800 MHz or maybe ~2000 MHz. for a Thuban.

AMD APUs are the exception as both the CPU and GPU can access the higher frequency and that does improve real world performance. Increased frequency is best with the APUs.

As the frequency increases one clock cycle becomes less and less in real time. Since the DDR3 RAM isn't a bottleneck there isn't much to be gained. Some folks have OC'ed the FX CPU RAM to 2400 MHz. and seen ZIP for performance gains because the RAM is not limiting performance.

You'd be far better to keep the RAM frequency around 1333 MHz. and up the CPU frequency.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1206332/help-me-through-my-bottleneck-6-7-6-24-1t-1333mhz/20#post_16432691
Edited by AMD4ME - 2/22/12 at 7:01pm
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Upgrading the RAM to anything beyond your 1333 kit can and will be worth it to you.

 

It may increase the OC capability of your CPU as the RAM you have right now is generic and low-binned 1333 CL9 memory and may be holding back a ref clock OC, thus the full potential of your chip; higher-binned performance RAM may unlock overclocking capabilities to 4Ghz and beyond.  I usually recommend that you pursue a 1600Mhz minimum for locked multi chips at x13-x14 multiplier like the 1055T because at a 300Mhz ref clock you have enough CPU headroom to reach 4Ghz and beyond while the RAM can be easily configured to run at exactly 1600Mhz via the x5.33 memory multiplier.

 

Phenom II x6 CPUs have been rather regularly observed running 1800-2000Mhz memory with 2 DIMMs installed.  I've been seeing this happen since the x6 was launched.  E0 revision is a potent and powerful IMC.


Edited by xd_1771 - 2/22/12 at 7:26pm
post #7 of 7
Higher speed RAM than 1333 MHz. is not always necessary to OC a Phenom II CPU to it's full potential. I would not wast $65. for the minute gains that *might* or might not occur when your current RAM might run 1600 MHz. --- if need be. I'd test what you have first instead of wasting $65 or even $40 if you get a deal. Testing is the only means to tell what your particular hardware will do but there is nothing wrong with the Mushkin RAM that you have. That $65 IMO would be better spent elsewhere in the future.
Edited by AMD4ME - 2/23/12 at 6:50am
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