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Old 05-28-2008, 11:49 AM   #1
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Does it make sense to get a CPU, FSB, and Memory that all operate at 1333 ghz?

I'm building a gaming pc and right now the FSB and CPU are going to be 1333 anyway, but I have read that ddr3 does not have much of a performance increase over ddr2, so I was thinking of going with ddr2 1066.

That being said, would there be any notable advantages to having all 3 operate on the same frequency of 1333 GHz?

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As for desktop systems right now, ddr3 has basically no performance increase over ddr2. You should just go with ddr2.

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Old 05-28-2008, 12:14 PM   #3
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I think I've said this before but there is no point in using DDR3 in an Intel platform because of the limitations of the FSB. The FSB severely limits bandwidth and bottlenecks high speed RAM. FSB functions like this: FSB 400 = 12.8GBs of bandwidth. DDR800 = 12.8 GBs of bandwidth you get the idea. That's why it's not worth going DDR3 until Nehalem or AMD start supporting DDR3.
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You'll never buy anything that will run at 1333GHz

You'd be hard pressed to OC DDR2 1066MHz (533MHz) to DDR2 1333MHz (667MHz)

They'd need to be good overclocking modules.

There are theoretical gains to be made by running memory at a 1:1 ratio with the FSB but you'd only notice the difference in benchmarks and not real life.
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[QUOTE=A True Folder;800792]There are theoretical gains to be made by running memory at a 1:1 ratio with the FSB but you'd only notice the difference in benchmarks and not real life.[/QUOTE]

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