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First should I blow this off and get 1336 first? If not my RAM is holding me back, I can only get my CPU to 3.4 what is some good DDR2-1066 RAM now a days?
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GSkill makes awesome RAM, as well as the Kingston HyperX's. I had some HyperX's rated at 1066 that would go past 1200MHz at stock voltages and timings without breaking a sweat. GSkill D9's will get the same results with tighter timings but with a little more voltage
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If you are considering to upgrade the whole system (CPU+board+RAM) you would get a big performance jump moving to the new i5-2500K or i7-2600K, or if you can afford it, one of those sweet hexa-cores LGA1366.

DDR2 is very expensive nowadays, and i don't think it would be a very good investment, as you wouldn't notice such a big improvement.
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Originally Posted by matroska;12489256 
If you are considering to upgrade the whole system (CPU+board+RAM) you would get a big performance jump moving to the new i5-2500K or i7-2600K, or if you can afford it, one of those sweet hexa-cores LGA1366.

DDR2 is very expensive nowadays, and i don't think it would be a very good investment, as you wouldn't notice such a big improvement.
Problem being I just upgraded my CPU and GPU, so would buying some good overclocking RAM ddr2 make me set for at least the year in gaming because I can push the CPU then.
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Problem being I just upgraded my CPU and GPU, so would buying some good overclocking RAM ddr2 make me set for at least the year in gaming because I can push the CPU then.

Your CPU is fine. And if you just bought it, then there's no reason to throw it out just yet wink.gif.

I'd have to say grab the GSkill Ripjaw 1333 or 1200 sticks (expensive, and yes they come in DDR2), or the Kingston HyperX 1066 sticks. I've got the ones with standard sized heatspreaders. I can pull off 1150 stable at 5-5-5-15. Up to 1250 stable with 6-6-6-18.....on stock voltages.
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How expensive are those?
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post #7 of 8
I 2nd the notions for Kingston or Gskill ddr2.. you should be rocking 1150+ RAM speeds easy..and get some more FSB room out of the RAM divider you are running now too wink.gif
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Wow I was just going to make a post about this except in my case one of my sticks of RAM died after running it at too high voltage frown.gif I guess Kingston or G. Skill it is!
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