Originally Posted by Aquinus
I upgraded from my Phenom II 940 because I was hitting a bottleneck with memory speeds and the only way to do that was to replace the entire platform (considering both the motherboard and CPU where AM2+ with support for only DDR2.) Upgrading eliminated that bottleneck (and provided me 8 DIMM slots for future upgrades) and I don't see my 3820 being inadequate any time soon.
That's interesting. What apps are you using that caps your DDR2 ? Usually I thought is the CPU or GPU is the main problem. I have DDR2 occ at 1200Mhz and still got better scores than DDR3@1600Mhz for example.