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The only place you're going to see a difference between 1066 and 1600 is in benchmarks.

He can spend money on RAM if he wants too, but his gaming FPS aren't going to improve. There are reviews all over the web, just look for yourself.
I saw a difference. Between 1333 CL9 and 1500 CL8 in Crysis.
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1333Mhz CL9 VS 1600Mhz CL8 Makes a diffrence in games ! If your NB isn't overclocked it wouldn't really matter.

And to the guy that said you can do -1CL on pretty much all ram, you're wrong. On the cheapest 1333Mhz CL9 you won't be able to lower the timings.
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The only place you're going to see a difference between 1066 and 1600 is in benchmarks.

He can spend money on RAM if he wants too, but his gaming FPS aren't going to improve. There are reviews all over the web, just look for yourself.

OP: I'd overclock the northbridge, like the guy below me said. And no, a B55 quad at 3.8ghz is not bottlenecking a 4870 x2.
The OP is running 2X 6970's. Big difference.
His CPU is also at 4Ghz.

I'm sure its holding them back a small bit in benchmarks, but not that extent in BC2.
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1333Mhz CL9 VS 1600Mhz CL8 Makes a diffrence in games ! If your NB isn't overclocked it wouldn't really matter.

And to the guy that said you can do -1CL on pretty much all ram, you're wrong. On the cheapest 1333Mhz CL9 you won't be able to lower the timings.
I'm the same guy, and I'll say again, I'm running KVR 1333 (practically for free) @1500 CL8
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OP: I'd overclock the northbridge, like the guy below me said. And no, a B55 quad at 3.8ghz is not bottlenecking a 4870 x2.

I'll try overclocking the NB to 2.6ish. Also, I wasnt thinking it was bottlenecking the 4870. I have 2 6970's in crossfire now, that's where my concern was
    
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1333Mhz CL9 VS 1600Mhz CL8 Makes a diffrence in games ! If your NB isn't overclocked it wouldn't really matter.

And to the guy that said you can do -1CL on pretty much all ram, you're wrong. On the cheapest 1333Mhz CL9 you won't be able to lower the timings.
It just depends. I bought some really cheap Geil Valueram 2x2GB 1333Mhz CL9 and they run perfectly stable at CL8 1500Mhz. Pretty damn good for $40.
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It just depends. I bought some really cheap Geil Valueram 2x2GB 1333Mhz CL9 and they run perfectly stable at CL8 1500Mhz. Pretty damn good for $40.
Same goes here, as I say 3 times now
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To put an end to this debate, when I get my system tomorrow I'll run benchmarks with the new RAM before I put the new MB in, see what difference it makes. Then I'll OC the NB to 2.6 (its at stock now, didn't now I should OC it) and re run those tests. Finally I'll throw in the new motherboard which changes the PCI-E lane to dual 16x instead of dual 8x and OC the NB to 2.6 and re run the test.

Damn I probably won't get any work done tomorrow.
    
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The answer is, no.
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It just depends on what sticks you get, true. But it also depends on your motherboard.
The stock bios this board comes with couldn't even handle my ram at stock, with latest bios it's fine. Damn you ASRock and PSC memory chip support

Also x8 vs x16 won't make a big diffrence, maybe 5%.
And you will notice a big diffrence when you overclock the NB, it's basicly the first bottleneck you will see on an amd system if you didn't overclock it.
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