Hi everybody! Been a long time. Built a system with the help of many of you about 2 years ago now. Still running great, but 2 years is about that time I look to start making upgrades.
I have an ASUS M4N98TD EVO, AMD 955 (OC to 4.0ghz) and currently 2 x 2gb of 1333mhz ram. I use it mostly for gaming...Counter-Strike and COD:BO. Games run fine, but looking at some upcoming releases that might need a bit more "machine" if you will.
I am of the impression that moving from my current mem to say 2 x 4gb of 1866mhz may yield some nice gains. Thoughts?
If so, there are a ton of options out there, but I am not sure what memory would be compatible at this point.
I can pick up another 2 x 2gb set of of the same memory for like $20 now (LOL). I mean, might as well. Not sure how much it will do, but for $20 might give a little boost.
I have a 1gb GTX460. I was looking at that next. But it looks like unless I want to spend some serious coin, may not see the big improvement. I thought I might be able to get another GTX460 cheap to run SLI, but they are the same price now as I paid 2 years ago.
I did notice the 570s and above do have a much faster memory clock, like more than double...
I've seen some minor FPS gains going from DDR3-1333 to DDR3-1600, but that was on Intel CPUs. Chances are you could gain a tiny improvement going to 1600, but not beyond that. Still not going to be worth it at all, compared to investing in a better graphics card.