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I7 970 with 1333 ram or 1066 ram...which is the best

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September 2, 2010 10:13:30 PM

Hello

i have an i7-970 processor and i need to build a high speed computer for graphics and video editing

the only problem is i don't know which ram should i use.....i know the DDR3 1333 ram is faster but will my computer take advantage of it or it will be waste of money since my cpu memory is 1033 (3*1033 to be exact)

so which should i choose...please help

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September 2, 2010 10:29:42 PM

what motherboard do you have?
ddr3 1600 is prob ur best bet
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September 2, 2010 10:50:21 PM

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September 2, 2010 10:51:02 PM

I would go with a good 6GB kit of DDR3 1600. This is an excellent choice with very low timings ( faster) for the price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Edit: Nothing is wasted. Just turn on XMP ( Extreme memory profile ) in BIOS and it automatically runs at the listed speed/timings.
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September 2, 2010 10:56:34 PM

bit newbie here.....isnt the ram fsb here is higher than the cpu?
or since the cpu ram is 3*1066 that mean it doesnt matter
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September 2, 2010 10:57:38 PM

i7 does not matter. The faster the RAM the better.
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September 2, 2010 11:35:29 PM

then which is better

12GB 1066 or 6GB 1600
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September 2, 2010 11:38:14 PM

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September 3, 2010 12:27:57 AM

With graphics and video editing listed as your primary uses I would go for 12GB of DDR3 1600 myself. Faster is better and those uses are about the only reasons to use over 6GB. Guess I could have read the post better.
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September 3, 2010 1:52:16 PM

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