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800 mhz vs 1066 mhz

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Building a new rig, is it worth spend a few more hundred dollars for the larger mhz? Is this a huge difference?
    
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I vote no. Just buy some crucial Ballistix and OC them to 1066. You can pick up 2GB at newegg for like $40 after rebates right now.
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Well it depends on the system specs and what kind of overclocking you will be doing, in general you don't need the extra.
post #4 of 18
Yes it does depend a lot on your other system information. Probably mostly what cpu you are running and what speeds it is running at. What will it be running at?

It does you not much good to have your memory running circles around your cpu.
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I purchased ram tonight and the consistent answer I got was that you don't really notice the difference.

I picked up these, which should be nice.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820313005

I don't know how much these used to cost but it was probably a TON!
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post #6 of 18
On the first test in 3dmark06 I get 3FPS more on average with 1066 5-5-5-15 over 800 4-4-4-12... which would probably equal 0fps gain in most games.

Why not just get 4GB of G.skill DDR2 1000 5-5-5-15, its like $100.
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post #7 of 18
Just get some Team DDR-667, you can OC that to 1066 easy.
post #8 of 18
Depends a lot on the multi of the CPU you are getting. Since I had a 9 multi I opted for 800 mhz but these go to 950 anyway without a problem
post #9 of 18
Wait, a few more hundred dollars? What memory are you looking at?

You won't notice any difference except with benchmarks, and such a small increase in speed is never worth a few hundred dollars.
post #10 of 18
I think with Intel running 800Mhz at 4-4-4-12 is better than 1066 at 5-5-5-15
    
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