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In terms of performance,yes.

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Your DDR2-800 will be fine if you can get the timings down to like 4-4-4--12 or try clocking it to 1066 5-5-5-15. Either way, for better memory performance you need to overclock that CPU-NB.

I understand that my memory will run faster but I need to know if the memory is limiting my cpu overclocks.
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Wut. o.O Fairly good xfire graphics cards, planning to overclock your pretty decent CPU, but you're still running DDR2? Haha, mind if I ask why? xD
    
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1st Question: 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?

prolly.

3rd Question: 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 . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1189945/amd-zosma-960t-1600t-1605t-cpu-club/550

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.
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Wut. o.O Fairly good xfire graphics cards, planning to overclock your pretty decent CPU, but you're still running DDR2? Haha, mind if I ask why? xD

I was going to upgrade when I only had 4gbs but I got a killer deal on 8gb(16bg but I sold 1 pair) patriot ram from best buy at $35. I couldn't pass it up and It did everything I needed it too. but If I can squeeze some more juice out of my cpu then I might just upgrade to ddr3 now.
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1st Question: 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?
prolly.
3rd Question: 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 . . .
http://www.overclock.net/t/1189945/amd-zosma-960t-1600t-1605t-cpu-club/550
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.

Okay First order of business H80 then probably upgrade the motherboard. Def not buying anymore ddr2 as I have way more than I can use atm anyway. in fact I bought a second a770de+ just so I could piece together cpu, ram and video that I had upgraded from. If I get the ddr board Ill have 3 computers lol.
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i agree - no more ddr2. you have any motherboard in mind? oh, yah, you said you'll wait for the latest model. cool.

h80 it is.
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i agree - no more ddr2. you have any motherboard in mind? oh, yah, you said you'll wait for the latest model. cool.
h80 it is.

That is unless I can be otherwise convinced. Ive heard that the only advantage to the new chipset is something like usb3 on the northbridge or something like that. I guess I'm trying to see if anything else new is added when they release or if the specs are set in stone.
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wait for the new chipset. lock it back down to a x4 for now. ddr2 will limit you. that board is also going to limit you. the board limiting and the ram limiting is 1 vs the other. the board wont limit you anymore than the ram will and vise versa. youll lose some performance but not enough to buy a new board and new ram right now. unless youre encoding or something HEAVILY multi-threaded, youre fine right now with it as a quad.
try a reseat on that cooler. its definitely better than the stock 960t
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wait for the new chipset. lock it back down to a x4 for now. ddr2 will limit you. that board is also going to limit you. the board limiting and the ram limiting is 1 vs the other. the board wont limit you anymore than the ram will and vise versa. youll lose some performance but not enough to buy a new board and new ram right now. unless youre encoding or something HEAVILY multi-threaded, youre fine right now with it as a quad.
try a reseat on that cooler. its definitely better than the stock 960t

What could have gone wrong on the cooler? too much thermal paste?

And as much as you guys tell me to switch back to an x4 ive been running it at x6 for 7 months now with no problems I don't see why I should switch.
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H80 ordered from Newegg.com thanks to the Sale, the coupon code and the MIR just what Ive been waiting for. And with the savings I picked up some heat sinks for the vrm.
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