I was thinking about getting the conroe, since I have already waited so long, but decided against it, because the F-62 IS the best CPU available now, and might even continue to be. The real reason though is that I want K8l, and am2 is probably the way to get there. And reson #3 core 2 duo is practically more than a month away (If I order on august #1 I will probably get it august 10th).
Enough about the conroe ... How can I get the best out of the extremly picky FX-62? Not that it has any importance, but a link from MMM's blog tp legit reviews said using CL3 corsair had best resaults. They didn't mention higher clocked pc8000 RAM.
This question has been asked in one way or another, but to make sure I will ask it again.
I will be getting the AMD FX-62 and 2gb of RAM. The RAM will be corsair or ocz.
I will probably get a pair of 1024 because of resons mentioned in other posts.
Is it wise to get RAM over 800Mhz and tighten the timings/raise the "FSB" (so to speak - HTT) ?
Is it worth getting the OCZ Titanium/ Corsair XMS2 PC8000 ?
I will overclock the CPU (not that I think that It can overclock alot but nyw)
(It is probably clear that I have no idea about choosing RAM, because in all previous builds I foolishly got the el cheapo RAM to save money.)
Thanks for the help! I know that this question has been asked a million times ...
For best performance with AM2, you want DDR800 @ 4-4-4-12, or DDR667 @ 3-3-3- 8/10. If you can get memory running at DDR800 @ 3-3-3-x, or DDR1067 then that would be even better, but it will cost you big bucks.