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Hi all.

After reading the sticky, I'm not sure what kind of RAM is needed.
If I just change the multiplier, then any DDR3 -1600 is good enough?
What good is is the faster 2133Mhz memory for?
I understand about the RAM timing and heatsinks.

Things are different since I've been changing the CPU Host Frequency from 333 to 400 Mhz long ago.

thanks!
post #2 of 6
basically anything above 1600 is only useful to benchers and people who use the IGP (i believe they may have other benefits but very diminishing).
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1600 is good enough....above it there would be no big noticeable additional performance.... biggrin.gif

only for benching they are using above 1600< ........
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Originally Posted by xd9denz View Post

1600 is good enough....above it there would be no big noticeable additional performance.... biggrin.gif
only for benching they are using above 1600< ........
Wrong!
1600 will give to you nice performance but (As the numbers show and as I tested in real work/games) over 2000 MHz will give to you more - maybe not linear but improvement is noticeable. It is all about money how much you are ready to invest thumb.gif
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post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by kope View Post

Wrong!
1600 will give to you nice performance but (As the numbers show and as I tested in real work/games) over 2000 MHz will give to you more - maybe not linear but improvement is noticeable. It is all about money how much you are ready to invest thumb.gif

oh sorry for my wrong conclusion........ biggrin.gif
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oh sorry for my wrong conclusion........ biggrin.gif
No problem -> you are just another victim of benchmark lunatics biggrin.gif
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