Hello recently I have got into allot of benchmarking. Especially on Future Mark 3D Vantage. I have a Diamond Radeon HD5870, a Q9550@ 3.4, G.skill 4Gig 800MHZ(1:1) Raio, Western digital 7200RPM 500Gig HDD 32MB, Corsair 750TX PSU, and a Gigabyte EP45-UD3R. My CPU can go much higher but before I do it and then leave it that way I plan to buy some faster RAM. I'm going to go with either 4Gigs of 1066MHZ Corsair or some G.Skill 4Gigs 1150MHZ I have building for a long time but I would like to know...... when benchmarking how much does the speed and latency of your RAM make a difference before I make my choice. Obviously the faster speed the more overclock head room but will it also translate to the benchmarks as well? I guess the reason I am asking I am a little disappointed in my benchmark scores. I will run one and then post back in a minute. But besides the RAM question I was wondering if anyone who has benchmarking for along time could possibly give me some other pointers on how to hone my skills. Thanks guys......BRB to post some scores..... See they are not horribly low and my GPU is still at stock but I thought for sure I would get higher than this. I have overclocked my 5870 and I did reach 16800 or there about. But I was thinking that I would be about there with out my having to overclock. This score is with PPU disabled. I also do understand that most of the benchies that I have been seeing are done with i7's and done on a perfect condition. But still just a little disappointed. That's why I thought maybe someone could shed some light for a new bench marker as I am one. Also I do apologize if this is posted in the wrong area I just thought becasue it's more pertaining to overclocking the whole computer this would be the right place.