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Im currently using an ASUS Rampage III Black Edition board with 6gb Corsair Dominator GT 1600Mhz C7 (7-7-7-20) RAM. I purchased this RAM when I had my previous EVGA board which didn't support anything above 1600Mhz but this motherboard supports higher speed.

So my question is, will I see any performance boost if I upgrade to 6gb Corsair Dominator GT 2000Mhz?
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post #2 of 12
you might see alittle bit of increase in performance. i think mostly in benchmarking me thinks.
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post #3 of 12
No, well, except in benchmarks...
 
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post #4 of 12
There's no reason to upgrade unless you're doing video editing or folding. The difference in real life performance is negligent.
post #5 of 12
Have you tried overclocking what you have? I bet you can squeeze a bit more performance out of what you have for free, rather than spending $100 or more on faster ram.
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Originally Posted by TinDaDragon View Post

There's no reason to upgrade unless you're doing video editing or folding. The difference in real life performance is negligent.

Doesn't folding prefer lower timings though over higher frequency?
 
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post #7 of 12
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My RAM will not overclock any further. Its currently running at 1699Mhz (7-7-7-20)

I found a deal for 6GB of Corsair Dominator GT 2000Mhz (8-9-8-24) for under $100. Wondering if I should go for it

The RAM I am currently using is (CMG6GX3M3A1600C7) and the one I am considering upgrading to is (CMT6GX3M3A2000C8)
Edited by Timechange01 - 6/10/13 at 7:26pm
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timechange01 View Post

My RAM will not overclock any further. Its currently running at 1699Mhz (7-7-7-20)

I found a deal for 6GB of Corsair Dominator GT 2000Mhz (8-9-8-24) for under $100. Wondering if I should go for it

Have you tried loosening the timings?
post #9 of 12
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I can't bump the motherboard's BCLK any more. My bloomfield CPU becomes unstable

The 2000Mhz kit I found is for $70
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post #10 of 12
I'd keep your money if I were you.
 
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