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Old March 13, 2008, 12:25 AM
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Cool PC2 6400 800Mhz vs 8500 1066 Mhz

What do yuo folks think? For an average gamer of myself, utilizing a 780i MOBO, would I see a worthwhile increase in performance going from PC 6400 @ 800 Mhz to PC2 8500 @ 1066 Mhz?
Just curious as I had a new build and went with Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC 6400 @ 800 Mhz (2 x 1GB).
Wonder if I should have went with the other? OCZ SLI Ready PC 8500 @ 1066 Mhz?


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Old March 13, 2008, 12:42 AM
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Although it is a couple hundred megahertz faster, IMHO you would never see any real-word increases in performance.
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Old March 13, 2008, 04:27 AM
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If there were only 20 or 30 bucks difference, i would have gone with the 8500, but often the 6400 modules have some good overclcoking headway as they have the same chips in them as the 8500, just binned lower. However, you might be able to get them to run at DDR2 1000.

If you're not an experienced overclcocker, run it in unlinked mode so that you can OC thememory independantly of the CPU (and don`t say you`re not overclocking- it`s a crime not to with that gear ;-))
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Old March 13, 2008, 10:53 AM
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I would go for the OCZ sticks. Both sets use Micron D9GMH's so they will likely reach similar maximum overclocks, but the OCZ warranty covers 2.3v, while the Crucial only covers 2.2v. That would give you even more overclocking headroom without even voiding the warranty. And if the 780i is anything like the 680i was with RAM, you'll want to keep that warranty.
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