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Windows 7: DDR3 PC3 12800 or DDR3 PC3-10600

30 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
DDR3 PC3 12800 or DDR3 PC3-10600

ok right now i have 6gb of DDR3 PC3-10600 if i was to switch it out for 6gb of DDR3 PC3 12800 will i noticed a difference or will it still be there same in performance...


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30 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1

Hi Monster212

According to the manufacturer's website specs on your motherboard (MSI Global ? Mainboard - P55M-GD41), your computer should support the faster RAM (when overclocked apparently), and therefore theoretically should acquire faster performance in the 5 - 10% range..

Hope that helps!
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30 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Absolutely almost guarantee that the only difference you would see would be with a benchmark. Real world performance will not change 1 bit.
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30 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

Recent motherboards seem to run faster RAM at DDR3-1333 (PC3 10600) by default. You'd have to set your BIOS settings to use the XMP profile, or manually set the RAM frequency and timings.

You may wish to read this:

AnandTech - Sandy Bridge Memory Scaling: Choosing the Best DDR3

The short version is that there's little to gain above DDR3-1333, outside of synthetic benchmarks.
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01 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

ok thanks everyone for the info.. i will stick with what i have for now.... and use the money on something else for the
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