Here is my current system setup:
C2D E6850 @ 3.6 GHz and 1600MHz FSB
DDR 3 1333MHz Corsair Ram timings 9-9-9-24
Asus P5K3 Deluxe
2 Raptors in RAID 0
I recently got some extra cash to spend and the one thing that I have wanted to upgrade for a while is my RAM. Currently I have 2 one gig sticks of DDR3 RAM as listed above. I have two possible upgrade options: My initial plan was to buy 2 more one gig sticks and just slap them in for a total of 4 GB (3 under XP). I realized that since I keep my FSB overclocked to 1600MHz, why not take the old RAM out and slap in two gigs of DDR3 ram at 1600Mhz for a total of 2 gigs in the system, keeping the ration at 1:1. DDR 3 ram has gotten a bit cheaper and I can probably get the higher clocked RAM for under $250 with tighter timings.
I'm not sure what will give better performance and be a worthy upgrade. I typically run games and other big programs, soon to be some engineering programs when I head back to school. What do you all think is the best solution to this little dilema?