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FSB @273mhz What DDR3 should I get?

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Hi Guys!

I am upgrading my mobo and going from DDR2 to DDR3. My FSB is like 273mhz for my sig rig. I have a Athlon II unlocked so the multiplier is locked and kinda low so I was wondering what would route should I go with my memory.

Should I get a cheap, lower voltage 1333 memory and OC, or take a gamble on some more expensive memory like 1600 or 2000mhz and hope I can get my money's worth and not have to lower the memory multiplier to make it stable.

I'm getting 2x2gigs sticks to put into my MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3 if that helps.

Everything else is stuff from my sig rig.
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Go with a good pair of DDR3 2000. A-DATA is cheap and good.
FYI
This what I found.
Have had a pair of A-DATA DDR3 2000. I clock it about 1600. My highest stable FSB was 320.
I have DDR3 1600 now. Clock around 1600. My highest stable FSB about 300.
Edited by dixson01974 - 12/25/10 at 3:37pm
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Is it really worth spending double the money? I just want to be able to get my Athlon II to 3.7ghz like it is now.
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Originally Posted by Ktulu View Post
Is it really worth spending double the money? I just want to be able to get my Athlon II to 3.7ghz like it is now.
I was just you know that you can go higher, but you ram may hold you back. And it depends on what you do with the computer. For gaming you will see really no change. Video editing then yes.

FTW
A-DATA DDR3 2000 is $75 on newegg.com. Which is cheap for DDR3 2000.
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post #5 of 8
Most RAM benefits come in the application & OS loading times.
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
I was just you know that you can go higher, but you ram may hold you back. And it depends on what you do with the computer. For gaming you will see really no change. Video editing then yes.

FTW
A-DATA DDR3 2000 is $75 on newegg.com. Which is cheap for DDR3 2000.
I did not see those... Thanks!
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post #7 of 8
G.Skill ECO (4x2GB) DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 are good too.
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post #8 of 8
And the Ripjaws DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 too.

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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
G.Skill ECO (4x2GB) DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 are good too.
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