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do i need to reinstall windows 7 if im upgrading from cl10 to cl9 ram?

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January 18, 2014 12:33:18 AM

i have 16gb cl10 ram in pc but i want to upgrade to cl9 ram(i know it aint much of a performance difference but its buging my ocd)so do i need to reinstall windows 7 home premium OEM?is my cpu adapted to cl10 ram and cant use cl9 ram?? if i upgrade from cl10 to cl9 will it go smoothly or will i have to reinstall windows?? thank you

MY PC SPECS

CPU:INTEL CORE i7 4770K
MOTHERBOARD:GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H
RAM:CORSAIR VENGEANCE 16GB CL10 RAM
CASE:NZXT PHANTOM 410
SSD:SAMSUNG 840 EVO 500GB
HDD:SEAGATE BARRACUDA 2TB
PSU:CORSAIR TX850
WATERCOOLER:THERMALTAKE WATER 3.0 PERFORMER
OS:WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM SP1 OEM
January 18, 2014 12:48:54 AM

You don't need to reinstall nothing. Just install your new ram :)  the performance will be almost the same.
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January 18, 2014 12:52:14 AM

No you don't. Just make sure you either select xmp profile on your motherboard or manually change the timings to cl9 if the ram doesent automatically run at that speed. you will not see any differance in your system going from cl10 to 9. your wallet will feel thinner, if i were you id rather drop that money on a gpu upgrade or a game or something. having a perf upgrade of under 2% is not worth it in my books. but you are the one paying, so by all means do what seems best to you.
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January 18, 2014 12:55:10 AM

thanks tigger888 i forgot to mention the gpu i have the GTX 780 which plays pretty much all games on ultra so i dont need to upgrade my graphics card
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January 18, 2014 1:14:51 AM

Sweet card man! Happy shopping, btw be on the lookout for sales on neweg for ram, i got a 8gb stick of crucial ballistix tactical ram running at 1866 9-9-9-24 timings. I bought it for 70$ on sale!
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