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February 16, 2010 6:04:36 PM

Hello forum


Im thinking of buying a new mobo but tell me is it worth it. This is my problem:

Im using Corsair Dominator 2gb DDR2(1gb pair - dual channel) 1066 RAMs.
But i recently found out that the mother board has some restrictions to memory. It does support RAM at 1066 mhz but only if its 1gb or less. Since i have 2gb, my motherboard is not allowing it to run at 1066, but at 800.

So, shall i get a new motherboard which supports 2gb ram to run at 1066 mhz. Is that 266 mhz gain noticable?

Any advice will be appriciated!

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February 16, 2010 6:36:05 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum

The difference isn't big, in fact, is very small.
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February 16, 2010 7:18:53 PM

saint19 said:
Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum

The difference isn't big, in fact, is very small.


Small enough to not be noticable in games? Every little fps helps :p 
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February 16, 2010 7:22:55 PM

Bear in mind that you only can see 'till 60 FPS, so the rest is only for programs that can read it.

And it's small enough to not be noticable in games.
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February 16, 2010 7:51:41 PM

saint19 said:
Bear in mind that you only can see 'till 60 FPS, so the rest is only for programs that can read it.

And it's small enough to not be noticable in games.



I use Fraps ^.^
And ok. I'll invest that extra bit into a 5770 instead of a 5750.

Thankyou
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February 16, 2010 7:55:08 PM

Fraps can give you 100 or 180 or 200 FPS, the human eye only can see 'till 60 FPS.
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February 17, 2010 1:12:29 PM

Mmm ive noticed a diffference in Counterstrike 1.6, when it went from 60-70 to 99.
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February 17, 2010 1:24:18 PM

Well, surf in the web, i can find that the human eye can see more that 60FPS, but i think that not more that 110FPS.
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February 17, 2010 7:01:37 PM

saint19 said:
Well, surf in the web, i can find that the human eye can see more that 60FPS, but i think that not more that 110FPS.


Mm ok.
Well anyways, im keeping my mobo.
Thanks all for the advice.
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