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What memory to use?

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
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    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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. MU_Engineer said:
    Turbo Boost just raises the CPU's multiplier. It does not change Bclk and does not overclock the memory.



    Have a wonderful day
    Thanks
    Amihy
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