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Old September 1, 2013, 05:33 PM
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Outside of extreme benchers who can benefit from that extra little bump that higher clocked memory can sometimes get them, I've always seen higher spec'd memory as giving me more options WRT bus speeds to bump CPU clocks rather than something that was going to give me a performance boost on it's own. These days we don't run into it as much because CPU clock speeds are mostly controlled by unlocked multi's as opposed to higher bus speeds X locked multi's, but in the past it was often memory limits holding back CPU OCs.

I'm sure the benchers will chime in if they see this thread, but for as long as I can remember, higher CPU clocks almost always trumped higher mem speeds by a wide margin.
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