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post #11 of 33
sandy bridge is the way to go for now, if you're building a new system.
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post #12 of 33
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Not sure how important that is, but 1155 can't utilize triple-channel DRAM and 1366 can. I know that it's 1333MHz vs. 1066MHz respectively, but total bandwidth for 1366 is still much larger.
I was wondering about this as well. Is there a loss of performance due to duel channel over triple channel memory?
    
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post #13 of 33
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I was wondering about this as well. Is there a loss of performance due to duel channel over triple channel memory?
Very little. There's not much real-world difference.
Edited by t-ramp - 3/24/11 at 1:01pm
post #14 of 33
Read and learn. Sandy Bridge is the way you want to go period, atleast atm.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...uide-p67a.html
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My bios wont let me change the multiplier but I can oc to 4.2Hz no problem with the 950. Dont know if that helps
    
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post #16 of 33
2500k/2600k all the way!

P67 boards with B3 are all over the place. There is not much more to a high end board other than add-ons and maybe better power controls.

Tri-Channel is not really a big deal when you can use up to DDR3 2200 on a dual channel. Tri is like what a 5% gain over dual?
 
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post #17 of 33
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I was wondering about this as well. Is there a loss of performance due to duel channel over triple channel memory?
No. A stick of my ram died and I was running on 2 channels and it was not even noticeable. I finally noticed when I was looking at my system properties one day and it said 4 GB instead of 6 GB. I honestly saw no decrease in performance or drop in FPS in any games.

Makes me realize how overkill my system is for my needs. I lost 1/3 of my RAM and didn't even notice...
    
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post #18 of 33
It's not even a gain. Sandy handles memory faster.
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post #19 of 33
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My bios wont let me change the multiplier but I can oc to 4.2Hz no problem with the 950. Dont know if that helps
The 950's multiplier isn't unlocked... You need a chip like the 980X to do that.
    
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Not sure how important what is Zyamak? So i assume that if it cant use triple channel, theres a reason? The dual channel will be just as fast? or whats the downlow on that front?
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