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I have dealt with several windows 8 laptops, and I honestly hate how no one in the house can use them until all the Metro junk is disabled and the start menu is returned.

I could learn to use metro through hours and hours of frustration, but why would I do that when I have a more Desktop suited OS in the first place?

Even with Classic shell installed i still hate Win 8

I have it on my laptop and i dont have a spare Win 7 key so i have to live with the damm thing untill i get another Win 7 key
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If a RAM upgrade results in more than a 2% FPS improvement vs what you could get OCing the RAM you have, I will be shocked and amazed.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bulldozer-ddr3-overclocking,3209-12.html
from 1600 to 2400 speeds, almost no gain in gaming performance. (easily within a margin of error IMO). I realize there may be some question as to the way they tested but that result has closely mimicked my own experience in CPU related performance effected by system RAM speeds/settings. I only see meaningful performance scaling in a very select few workloads on the FX chip, even at 5ghz. The A10 on the other hand, gets a "2:1" ratio scaling on RAM speeds for iGPU performance. (a 50% improvement in RAM speeds on an A10, will improve iGPU performance by 25%). Since the FX doesn't have an iGPU sharing system memory resources, there's not much point in optimizing this area of the machine from a value perspective. (The novelty and fun of tinkering on the edge of the IMCs capability has a different kind of value all its own)

I personally think a RAM upgrade would be mostly for the novelty of having a bigger number. If your wife knew this, would she allow the upgrade?

What model is the 1333 stuff you have now? almost any decent quality 1333-9-9-9@1.5V kit can run 1600-11-11-11 on a supporting memory controller at stock voltage. With increased voltage 1866-11-11-11 should be no problem. The available performance scaling from 1866-11-11-11 to any practical limit of the IMC with the highest quality RAM you can get your hands on is only going to be a few percent in most workloads.

In Summery, set your RAM to 1.65V. 1866-11-11-11-33-44-2T and loosen up the secondary timings if needed to get it stable.
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Only reason im using windows 8 is its considerably faster in benchmarks and games, and it boots up way quicker. I did get used to everything, and i use a program called "Start8"
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