: Will I see overclocking performance gains from switching to ddr3?
yes, especially the 1600 ones.2nd Question
: The Bigger cooler seems to run hotter idles at 45c load 55-60c did I do something wrong when installing this that would cause these higher temps?
: I have a Apevia Xcruiser case with room for a decent size air cooler or something like a Corsair H80, what is suggested for keeping this cpu at the lowest temps for overclocking?
h80 for sure.
op, Ozzy in this thread was oc'ing using ddr2 1066 and was pretty successful. haven't heard from him for quite sometime. i was going to suggest to send him a pm. see post #559 . . .
the chip behaves the same way whether am2/am2+/am3, am3, or am3+ system. just a matter of tweaking it. but of course, the quality of components matter and your board i think is fairly good. now, i am not suggesting you buy 1066 rams unless of course they are dirt cheap and i doubt it. check the ocn market.