Originally Posted by Acturater
hahaaa............... I just read this from the FAQ. So now I know what 1T vs 2T is. Can anyone give me a general idea of what C2D @ 3.5ghz w/ 2T command rate will be like versus 3.2ghz w/ 1T command rate performance-wise?
While I do not have any personal experience with the 680i chipset, it has been stated several times by multiple leading benchers that 680 performs exceptionally well at 1T with tighter timings (400-450 3-3-3) and that at 2T you do not begin to see matching performance until 550+ @ 4-4-4.
The reality of the situation though is that you have ram which can do neither those speeds nor those timings.
As such, my move would be to stay with 1T because in my opinion, going from 3.2 to 3.5 isn't going to grant you a noticeable performance gain seeing as you are not bottlenecking your GPU (this would not be the case had you matched that 680 with a G80 which sees performance scaling up to 3.4) and your memory will not be able to scale with your CPU.
Aside from that your load temps at 3.2 are already at what I would call the ceiling for C2D (some would say 60, I like to stay comfortably under). Taking a hit from 2T and higher temps for 300MHz? You decide.