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alright thanks guys, i guess i'll stay with the ram i have and spend that money on a watercooling setup
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alright thanks guys, i guess i'll stay with the ram i have and spend that money on a watercooling setup
Water cooling is very nice.
post #23 of 37
RAM is one of the most overhyped features of a PC, and often one of the core components sold with the most marketing. Unless you are doing some extreme benching (the stuff you see at competitions and such with multiple dudes carrying large vats of liquid nitrogen) then those fancy heat spreaders are nothin' but show dude. That's not to say I don't like a good show though. My corsair vengeance have a pretty tall heat spreader.
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post #24 of 37
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i don't know but i might get the ram later on this year, for some reason i want to have a 1600mhz ram in my pc. so i could have everything overclock.
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Definitely upgrade. 1066 with 8-8-8 timings is mediocre and far from acceptable. Seriously, that's at least 2 latency levels above the DDR2-1066 JEDEC standards! If you can't be able to run better settings, downgrade your system. Trust me as the main guru on AMD memory.
Lower timings with higher speeds is something that usually affects gaming the most. Gaming usually likes lower timings. Pair that with adequate bandwidth and you should see a very, very nice increase. My friend saw a 10FPS increase in Crysis going from 667Mhz 5-5-5-15 RAM to 1066Mhz 5-5-5-15 RAM (granted, it's DDR2, but you would see similar gains in DDR3 going from 1066 8-8-8 to ~1600+ 8-8-8). And this isn't an increase from, say, 80FPS to 90FPS, this is a 30FPS to 40FPS situation. 25% increase from better RAM. DDR3-1600 is very cheap nowadays also. You could get 12GB for <$100 of some quality 1600 CL9 memory!
Edited by xd_1771 - 2/4/11 at 5:47pm
post #26 of 37
1066 8-8-8-22 is bad. i had ddr2 1066 5-5-5-15 lol
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post #27 of 37
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@xd 1771, where i could get 12G of ram for $100. cause i check in newegg and the cheapest 8G 1600mhz ram i saw was like $84.99. @Nautilus yeah i know but in windows experience index my memory score is 7.7 of out 7.9.
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post #28 of 37
Close enough...
3x OCZ Special Ops 2x2GB DDR3-1600 - $120, $110 AR (1 rebate/household)
The one I had in mind was initially this, turns out it costs more when you consider the "2 rebate/household" rule with this rebate:
3x Kingston HyperX Blu 1600 CL9 - $150, $120 after 2 rebates
post #29 of 37
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@xd 1771, i want a ram with a 1.5voltage all those ram have high voltage 1.65v. is the new g.skill ripjaws x only for the sandy bridge cpu. cause it says Designed Specifically for Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, H67 and P67 Platforms.
Edited by AWESOME_3_SOME - 2/4/11 at 7:43pm
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post #30 of 37
1.65V vs 1.5V is really not an issue on LGA1366. In fact most 1.65V ICs run very very cool, even if they don't have heatspreaders on. DDR3 is not high voltage until around 1.8V and above, and I've ran 1.8V+ memory before on my AM3 platform; rock solid. Even a lot of 1.8V kits with D9s or Samsungs can run pretty cool to the touch. I'm sure it won't be the same on Intel platforms due to 1.65V being a limit, but trust me on 1366 you won't have any problem with 1.65V. Ever.
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