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Originally Posted by Dopamin3;12874947 
Actually it's the opposite. Intel does better with higher frequency generally, and AMD does better with tighter timings generally.

Anyway, there is going to be no real world difference between 2133 and 1600; and RAM fans are pointless. If you are an enthusiast and want those extra few points in SuperPi then go for it. If you're the average user then no, I would not recommend it at all. Running faster memory means you have to give more voltage to the memory controller, and in the case of Sandy Bridge that's VCCIO voltage. More voltage to the memory controller equates the CPU running a little hotter.

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I agree. To get those high frequencies you have to give way more voltage then Intel CPUs can take. Much more then even 1.75v. Not only does that much voltage heat up the CPU, it can and will burn it up. You only want to go above 1.65v for testing and for a very short time, and not 24/7 because it will hurt your CPU. If you want to buy a new CPU every year then go for it but I wouldn't. 1850MHz is about the limit for 1.65v.
There is a difference in performance between 1600 and 1850 but the looser timings (6-8-6-20 compared to 9-9-9-23, or higher) will wipe out that difference. So bottom line, there will be no difference except killing your CPU prematurely. And you should use the fans if you go above 1.75v as the sticks will get a lot hotter (along with the CPU) and run unstable without them at those volts. That's why I suggested the 1600s @6-8-6-23. Good for 24/7 use. Plus they're only 1.6v sticks, which is even better. But they are almost maxed out at those settings like I said.
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