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Old May 12, 2010, 06:02 PM
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Hehehe..... :)

edit: Actually, once the CC is over I'll probably be looking at it myself. I know that tighter timings don't make that much of a difference these days, but I do remember the days of tighter timings being able to shave seconds off of a 1M super-pi run so I'd suspect that there would be some kind of quantifiable benefit to faster speeds / tighter timings.

As it stands... some things are hard to quantify.... I know that higher NB speeds on my PII chips translates into a much snappier PC experience, but outside of measuring the time it takes for the post to complete, there's not much you can point to as proof..... ;)
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Old May 12, 2010, 06:05 PM
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I guess I'm just slow. Does the higher memory make that much difference? Do you have to stress the system like the moderator said by folding or something similar? It must make some difference if you go from say 10666 to 16000. Please help a beginner to understand.
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Old May 12, 2010, 06:11 PM
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I guess I'm just slow. Does the higher memory make that much difference? Do you have to stress the system like the moderator said by folding or something similar? It must make some difference if you go from say 10666 to 16000. Please help a beginner to understand.
nope, won't make a lick of difference...barely even see it in benchmarks, let alone real world.
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Old May 12, 2010, 06:16 PM
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I guess I'm just slow. Does the higher memory make that much difference? Do you have to stress the system like the moderator said by folding or something similar? It must make some difference if you go from say 10666 to 16000. Please help a beginner to understand.
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nope, won't make a lick of difference...barely even see it in benchmarks, let alone real world.
3oh6 mentioned the main reason for higer clocked memory in one of his earlier posts.... on the S775 chips there was no way in bios to clock your memory lower than 2X fsb, so if you were running stock DDR2 800 memory you'd take a chance of running into an OC wall if you wanted to set your FSB higher than 400. Higher clocked memory in that case was mostly to allow for highest possible CPU overclock without your memory holding you back.
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Old May 12, 2010, 06:36 PM
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Yeah, ok, i get that part now, but what about in the new i7 systems. For that matter, what about the new AMD cpus. Is it because the memory controller is now incorporated into the cpu? What about the fsb? Has it been integrated into the processor as well? I looked briefly about that one, but had no luck.

Total newb!!!
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nope, won't make a lick of difference...barely even see it in benchmarks, let alone real world.
cpu speed makin big difference
but i do see a small difference when runnin 1720mhz cas6 in the real word ;)
and the difference in everest bench is huge
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Old May 13, 2010, 12:42 AM
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in case anyone is up and wants to catch the tail end of a 12 hour sub-zero memory benching session...

3oh6 // Team PURE - live streaming video powered by Livestream

should be going for another hour, maybe a bit less.
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Got it up now.... just saw somebody pouring in the juice.... ;)

edit: Gotta figure out a way to get a split screen with the desktop up there so we can see the benchmark #s.... ;)
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