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It's not impossible for every real app to see differences brought forward by memory speed increases or timing decreases.  Many will not saturate bandwidth and that's a given with how the program works and how intensive it is (i.e. it may not saturate CPU power either).  Some important real-world apps do, however, make the list.  WinRAR and other compression programs in particular are a big one in that noticeable differences can be seen quite well with faster memory.  Some games will see noticeable differences as well.

 

Where throughput into the CPU and or CPU-NB/IMC is enhanced through NB overclocks or the use of faster storage such as an SSD or a RAID 0 setup, the difference provided with faster memory  can be much more intensified in some apps.  Given that this PC is using a large amount of hard drives for storage and file transfers and compression are probably a common doing, I highly recommend that you do not ignore the potential benefits of faster memory.

 

In terms of bandwidth results, 1333Mhz @ CL7 is more or less on par with (slightly but without merit behind) 1600Mhz @ CL9.  So at 1660Mhz @ CL8, you'll most certainly get better results than the other option, by some 300-400MB/s.  You should ideally set your kit at its rated spec of 9-10-9.  It will probably give you the best performance out of your options.

 

Lower timings DO offer gains.  It's a mistake to think that timings will not improve bandwidth results on AMD platforms as testing on a level playing field has already proved this.  See the sticky in this forum.  The gains are comparable to increasing speed - which was great for AMD platforms back in the days before E0 revision Thuban when speed was just impossible to attain due to IMC limitations.

 

Given the use of a Phenom II x6 with a strong IMC, the use of 4 DIMMs should not be a worry - although you will be limited in memory speed, taking on 4 DIMMs will not necessarily affect your CPU overclocking ability and should not be a huge concern.  I dropped in the second set of G.Skill ECOs into my sig in Spring 2010 and had to make no adjustments in my CPU overclock (4Ghz since) or elsewhere.


Edited by xd_1771 - 5/2/12 at 10:21am
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