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post #21 of 77
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Thanks. Actually, this lack of knowledge in memory is probably all that kept me from impulse buying SB 1155 when it came out. So if this had been released earlier I may have jumped on a 1155 rig. Now I will continue on with the waiting game and see how BD and 2011 pan out.

One of the SB articles Anand did also touched on what was in this article, but it is good to see others saying the same thing and getting feedback from OCN to make sure.

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post #22 of 77
I'm glad I went with 1333 sticks then instead of spending the extra dough on 1600! I was quite recently looking for test results covering this exact topic, but didn't find any (after very minimal searching). Good timing!

I'll use the ~$20 I saved on RAM wisely
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post #23 of 77
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...so the only reason to get high frequency RAM is e-peen.
Same with Sandybridge and 1366 really. Actually all our builds are 99% E-Peen
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I hear ram latencies matter more, can anyone explain this to me? And would actually decreasing the latency make a difference for me (gaming + novice photoshop user + some torrents/downloads)?

photoshop CS5 64 bit btw
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post #25 of 77
I still want quad channel 2k mhz memory. I am pretty sure ivy bridge will be just as unrestricted, I just want all the speed.

"ITS OVER 9000!". At 8ghz, I will be so close...
post #26 of 77
I say grab 1333 and call it a day. 1600 isn't much more expensive than 1333 though. 2200 is just a waste of money.
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post #27 of 77
Wouldn't 1600Mhz ram be easier to overclock with, if you did 1:1?

*Just asking*
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post #28 of 77
I have Corsair Dominators because they were actually the cheapest 4GB DDR3 1600 kit available at the time, thanks to black friday.

I haven't bothered overclocking at all since I know it doesn't do anything.

It mattered a little bit on LGA 775, but only for Super Pi runs.
    
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post #29 of 77
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...so the only reason to get high frequency RAM is e-peen.
That's what I tell everyone. Don't buy RAM with heatsinks, don't buy high clock RAM. It's worthless. Utterly worthless. Stop feeding these companies free money and getting nothing back.
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post #30 of 77
You guys have not saved anything. In fact, all of you have paid more by buying generic 1333 CL9 RAM. As I've said again, there is always 1600Mhz RAM for cheaper than generic kits now. You're going custom built, you have a choice. Get something worth it!
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