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    Default high cpu speed or high memory speed?

    What is better...higher cpu or higher memory speeds? In other words : if I use a blck of 170 (3.4 Ghz), then I need to have memory at 6/12 in order not to go above 1333 Mhz (which is my memory specification).
    However a blck of 166 (3.3 Ghz) gives me memory at 8/16

    To make my search complete: I don't need to push my cpu to the max but some overclocking is nice. Is there some point in overclocking that makes the extra effort in time and money less worthwhile. In other words : what do I win in speeds between 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.8 and even 4.0 Ghz (some comparisson website?) <!-- / message -->

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    Dude, CPU power will make worlds more difference than Memory Power! case Closed.
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    Default Re: high cpu speed or high memory speed?

    My 1 cent ,cpu speed is best,but getting max cpu speed with max fsb u can achieve is better,
    If you spent $500 on some super 1300-1500mhz memory go for your multiplier gun but get cpu as high as its "happy" first.
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    Default Re: high cpu speed or high memory speed?

    Thanks all.... I just read that my OC memory can be overclocked of stock voltage of 1.5 with more that 100Mhz (and even more when on 1.65 volts) so it doesn't fail on a few mhx above the certified 1333

    I will first try to overclock my cpu as best as I can (stable, cool enough) and then I will see how my ram will hold out.

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