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April 27, 2010 7:13:26 PM

Hi,
I am building a system with Gigabyte MB model GA-P55A-UD7 which "Support for DDR3 2600+/2200/1600/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules".
The CPU will be Intel i7-860 which support memory speed of "DDR3-1066/1333".
Is there any benefit to use memory with higher speed then what the CPU supports (1600 and above)?
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Amihy

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April 28, 2010 1:53:10 AM

Amihy said:
Hi,
I am building a system with Gigabyte MB model GA-P55A-UD7 which "Support for DDR3 2600+/2200/1600/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules".
The CPU will be Intel i7-860 which support memory speed of "DDR3-1066/1333".
Is there any benefit to use memory with higher speed then what the CPU supports (1600 and above)?
Thanks
Amihy


The i7 860 should be paired with DDR3-1333 at a minimum, since it can support that speed of RAM at stock speeds. Using faster RAM like DDR3-1600 can provide better performance when overclocking.
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May 8, 2010 7:17:15 PM

MU_Engineer said:
The i7 860 should be paired with DDR3-1333 at a minimum, since it can support that speed of RAM at stock speeds. Using faster RAM like DDR3-1600 can provide better performance when overclocking.


Thank you for the answer. What happens when the i7-860 goes to Turbo Boost, any memory consideration?
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May 8, 2010 8:40:44 PM

Amihy said:
Thank you for the answer. What happens when the i7-860 goes to Turbo Boost, any memory consideration?


Turbo Boost just raises the CPU's multiplier. It does not change Bclk and does not overclock the memory.
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May 20, 2010 11:36:03 AM

MU_Engineer said:
Turbo Boost just raises the CPU's multiplier. It does not change Bclk and does not overclock the memory.



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Amihy
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July 28, 2010 10:03:51 AM

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