Originally Posted by Schmuckley
Minute gains=still gains
One thing I've noticed with higher frequency is being able to use the desktop a second or two faster...all the systray stuff gets loaded faster.
No one is arguing that there aren't minute gains nor have I ever suggested that people NOT OC. The point is there is little value in OC'ing the RAM above 1333 MHz. if you can't see it or feel it - especially if you need to pay a premium for faster RAM.
Many people buy 1333/1600 MHz. RAM, OC it and get on with life because you simply can not see or feel RAM OC'ed beyond ~1333 MHz. on a typical AMD/Intel desktop PC, with Llano being the exception because the GPU section can use the increased frequency. Paying a premium for higher rated frequency or lower latencies is typically only of value to those who run synthetic benches all day long instead of actually using their PC.
No one is being discouraged from OC'ing. I am reporting what the results are from extensive RAM testing
by numerous PC industry sources and the links I post even show OCN member results with no "significant" gains from RAM OC'ing above ~1333 MHz. People are free to do whatever makes them happy with their PC
. I am simply reporting what the results are when you OC RAM on a typical AMD/Intel desktop PC at or above ~1333 MHz. Each person should determine what works best for them.
It's worth reading the links to get a better understanding of why DDR3 RAM OC'ed above ~1333 MHz. does not produce any "significant" gains in real applications.
When it comes to "increased bandwidth", maybe a simple example would be useful.
With DDR3 RAM running @ ~1333 MHz. it's like having four cars, one in each lane, on a four lane highway. Adding more lanes does not increase the speed at which the cars travel, it just provides additional capacity for more cars. In PC speak the cars are the data being moved. If your system can only produce four packets of data (i.e. "cars"), at a time, then more lanes isn't going to increase data throughput.Edited by AMD4ME - 6/25/12 at 8:29am