My mobo is an AM2+/AM3, but only supports DDR2 RAM... is it worth it to upgrade my CPU from a dual core? I don't know the practical difference between 1066 and 1600. Anyone have any experience?
I am OC'ed to 3.4 Gigs, but I am just curious. Thanks all.
Its not all about memory speed, timing matter too.
I used G.skill DDR2 1066 memory, but its cloaked down to 880 and timings set to 4-4-4-12.
I think this is better than DDR3-1333 9-9-9-32, absolutely butchers DDR3 1066 9-9-9-32 and is about on par with DDR3-1333 8-8-8-24 or DDR3 1600 9-9-9-32. IT will get beat by DDR3 1600 8-8-8-24.
With DDR3 you are are getting a two fold decrease in latency for a two fold increase in ram speed/bandwidth. In some cases the extra speed will come a little ahead, in others it will be neck in neck.
DDR2 has still plenty of life left in it
Go for quad core!