Corsairs Sets World Record for Dual Channel Memory on AMD Phenom II Platform

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Tekzel

"the folks at Corsair doesn't" Seriously, do you guys even proof read your articles? I don't feel the need to constantly correct folks grammar or spelling in the comments, no matter how horrible they may be, but damn. That one was pretty glaring.

As for the topic at hand, I have never really felt the need to overclock. Sure, you can eek a few extra frames out of your hardware, but the work and risk involved never seemed worth it to me. Of course, I also never buy the latest and greatest hardware either. I didn't even when I could call myself a gamer.

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austin43

However impressive, this means absolutely nothing.  There's a very tiny performance difference even between ddr3-1066 and ddr3-2000.  

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Cooketh

I agree. I still don't see the point in overclocking RAM or spending big bucks on the highest clocked memory.

Overclocking is ganna kill the lifespan on your memory, and the performance difference for overclocking is almost always under 5%

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kevaskous

I hate this absurd statement. Over-clocking lowers lifespan, it simply isn't true. I got over-clocked DDR 333, yes, 333Mhz, from GeIL i might add (Good RAM) That has been clocked to 450mhz since the day they released it, no errors, no problems, ever. Still runs in that old box. If you kill the lifespan of your device through over-clocking, you either got far too greedy or are a total idiot.

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kevaskous

To add to my statement, i have many, many more cases just like this. if you are seriously wanting any piece of hardware to last you what....10 years..more? Holy crap dude.

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avenger48

Am I the only one wondering why Corsair would use a 6600GT? Did I miss something? Does using a card that is 5 generations old help the overclockability of the RAM? Maybe they're just trying to indicate that you would be forced to get such a bad card after shelling out for this RAM?

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austin43

They probably just grabbed whatever they had laying around.  The video card has no bearing on ram speeds/timings.

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AETAaAS

Did I miss something in the new X6 processors? Looking at the quote: "...quantum leap in overclockability...", I am unsure of what has changed. Aren't most of the basics still the same other Phenom IIs?

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Nyarlathotep

Since the memory controllers are integrated into the CPU's I would assume they have improved the controllers in the X6 series. That's why the proc makes a difference when overclocking the memory. The article doesn't mention DDR2 and I think all of the new Phenom's are AM3 now. If you look at Corsair's website the GTX memory is DDR3.

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