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what are some of the benefits over overclocking your RAM?
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Basically, not many applications would really see much of an advantage when overclocking. Really the only benefit is if you are overclocking your CPU and you want to keep your Ram:FSB ratio at 1:1. You may see a small improvement in benchmarks, but other than that, it won't really help you.
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Basically, not many applications would really see much of an advantage when overclocking. Really the only benefit is if you are overclocking your CPU and you want to keep your Ram:FSB ratio at 1:1. You may see a small improvement in benchmarks, but other than that, it won't really help you.
+1 RAM is already so fast that overclocking it doesn't yield much real-world benefit unless you are using applications that specifically are hard on your RAM. For instance, WinRAR. If you spend all day unRARing stuff, OC your RAM lol.
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I agree with both above ^

Higher benchmarks is the only thing I can think of that you would really notice a difference in.
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If you're benchmarking competitively, it's important; Super PI really loves memory speed.

If you're not a Super PI whore, then there's no point.
    
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+1 RAM is already so fast that overclocking it doesn't yield much real-world benefit unless you are using applications that specifically are hard on your RAM. For instance, WinRAR. If you spend all day unRARing stuff, OC your RAM lol.
Then OC RAM i will need to do...

in my sig rig i will be upgrading 3 parts

new mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128387
HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284
New GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102820

and later i will be upgrading my cpu to the Phenom IIx4 955

so which set of RAM should i be eyeing to go with this system.. i guess a good OC RAM
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227405

or, something like this may be a little better. ^ those are huge.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227457
Edited by tmunn - 8/19/09 at 1:47pm
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