Hi, I'm trying to help a friend upgrade his pc which has a GA-M68MT-S2P mobo (I'm not sure what rev, so I'm assuming 1.0 for best compatibility).
I'm suggesting that he replace his current Athlon II X2 240 2.8GHz, with a Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz.
I'm also suggesting replacing his current 4GB of RAM, with either:
Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1333MHz DDR3 CL9 DIMM - Black (HX313C9FBK2/8)
Patriot Viper 3 Series, Black Mamba, DDR3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (PV38G160C9K).
Gigabyte's website says that it will support "Dual Channel DDR3 1666+" (although in OC mode), and it seems that the 1600MHz is faster and the MB accepts it, but being unclear on the RAM numbers, I wonder if I should stay safe with the 1333MHz (especially if there wouldn't be any noticeable gain in performance between the two).
I need to buy the parts myself and then install them in one afternoon, so I'd really like to ensure that whatever I get will both work 100% and be a noticeable improvement.