What type of DDR3 is best bang for buck..

Micro-star international / Ms-7302
January 27, 2011 at 14:14:52
Specs: Windows XP, 3 GHz / 2047 MB
Question is what DDR3 is the best bang for my buck 1066, 1333 or 1600 would the 1066 be sufficient for a Phenom 2 Quad Core with GTX 460 and is there really that much of a difference or only when overclocking, Thanks.

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January 27, 2011 at 14:24:41
The video card has nothing to do with the system ram. Check the mobo specs for what type of ram it can use. Each mobo has a page on what psu's and what ram it can utilize.

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January 27, 2011 at 15:05:15
DURRR lol i was asking how much of a difference between the 1066, 1333 or 1600 there is, the MOBO can support all of em and 1800 but it would be to expensive, I plan on buying this or something very similar (good price, BIOSTAR).

Having a lot of RAM would make your computer just really smooth, right?


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January 27, 2011 at 15:25:33
Although the board supports that memory, the cpu you chose doesn't.

* A high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated memory controller
* Supports PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066); PC2-6400 (DDR2-800), PC2-5300 (DDR2-667), PC2-4200 (DDR2-533) or PC2-3200 (DDR2-400) SDRAM unbuffered DIMMs – AM2+
* Support for unregistered DIMMs up to PC2 8500(DDR2-1066MHz) and PC3 10600 (DDR3-1333MHz) – AM3
* Up to 17.1GB/s memory bandwidth for DDR2 and up to 21GB/s memory bandwidth for DDR3
o Benefit: Quick access to system memory for better performance.

The amount of Ram you NEED depends on what you want to do with your machine, and can the OS use it. Win 7 32 bit still only utilizes 3.5 gigs of ram as compared to the 64 bit version which will use more than 4 gigs. Sam thing for XP. A quad core processor is not necessary for most software apps or games. The new Black ops requires a triple core psu. As far as smooth goes, if all your parts sync, any machine will run smooth. Do a little research on your own before you put the machine together. And don't be a smart ass.

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January 27, 2011 at 16:51:22
How does AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core not support that memory...

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January 27, 2011 at 16:55:56
Sorry for the confusion. it supports the memory I posted above.

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