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Multi-tasking comparisons would be nice too.

The fact that memory performance is not a limiting factor in the vast majority of single apps is decade old news.

I run several VM concurrently, constantly access an 8GB RAM disk, often while playing games and encoding, all simultaneously. I'll have to knock my memory down a few multipliers and see if anything slows down noticeably.
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Plus you want to make sure your local memory reps are fed
You shall go wanting, MushkinNick!

On a more related note, DDR3-1600 CL9 is the price/performance sweetspot as far as I'm concerned. You'll get solid synthetic performance and marginal real-world gains over DDR3-1333 CL9.

The reason I go with ECOs is because I'm a fan of low-voltage memory. I find that undervolting is more fulfilling than overvolting sometimes. (Please take note Zotac, I need a full range of voltage adjustment on my ITX motherboards - I won't buy one that sets a lower limit at 1.5v)

I have a set of OCZ low voltage DDR3-1600 CL9 waiting for my girl when I give her this CPU/motherboard combo
    
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Wouldn't 1600Mhz ram be easier to overclock with, if you did 1:1?

*Just asking*
There is no 1:1 ratio with 1366, 1156, or 1155.

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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.
Still matters on all platforms for Super Pi and the like.

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I'm dying to know... what do you do and what is the significant difference?

I bought 12GB DDR3 for $135.
Amount of memory wouldn't do anything for me, but quicker memory makes a huge difference. For a super 32M run, a kit of Elpida Hypers can shave off 10-15 seconds. For Geekbench, it can raise my score ~1000 or more points.

These sticks are 1800 6-6-6 17 1T 32M stable and 2133 7-7-6 19 1T Geekbench stable. I'm sure I can do 32M at 2133 7-7-6 19 as well, but unfortunately my CPU's IMC can't do it as Super Pi 32M is one hell of a load (and it takes a long time).

If Elpida made 3x1GB Hyper kits, I probably would have purchased those. If they did, I never saw them!
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You shall go wanting, MushkinNick!
Well, we could start making speakers like every other company in the world!
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Well, we could start making speakers like every other company in the world!
I'd settle for some low voltage memory

Also, you should have a word with those fellows who are running the Facebook contests. The last winner offered a name already in use by a competing firm. (PNY)

Side-note: The ones I came up with were thoughtful and amazing
    
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I'd settle for some low voltage memory

Also, you should have a word with those fellows who are running the Facebook contests. The last winner offered a name already in use by a competing firm. (PNY)

Side-note: The ones I came up with were thoughtful and amazing

We shall see on the Low Voltage stuff.

I'll talk to the Marketing folks about the contest. It's an entirely different department but I can always launch office supplies over the wall in protest!
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We shall see on the Low Voltage stuff.

I'll talk to the Marketing folks about the contest. It's an entirely different department but I can always launch office supplies over the wall in protest!
You've got to keep an eye on those marketing types

Pro-tip: Rubber bands have a good annoyance to injury ratio. Highly annoying with minimal chance of injury. Not that I have first-hand experience or anything.

Side-note (Part 2): My Io is still running like a champ.
    
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You've got to keep an eye on those marketing types

Pro-tip: Rubber bands have a good annoyance to injury ratio. Highly annoying with minimal chance of injury. Not that I have first-hand experience or anything.

Side-note (Part 2): My Io is still running like a champ.
Hmmm... perhaps I should reconsider my arsenal of staplers and 3-hole punches...
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I find that computer monitors have about a 1:1 annoyance to injury ratio. Plus, at any large business, there are plenty to go around!

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Is there a significant difference in audible noise from higher clocked memory? I.E, if you want a silent rig do you go for 1333MHz or is the difference between that and 1600 or 2133, or 2500 even, just not much?
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