Does the RAM Latency make a Huge difference??? Tags: Memory DDR2 Latency RAM Last response: October 9, 2008 4:23 PM in Memory Share kuanaco October 8, 2008 5:06:59 PM Hello I just bought the following RAM. 4 GB of Kingston HYPER X DDR2 8500 1066 MHZ RAM. Model # KHX8500AD2K2/4GGR on 2 DIMMS. I got this at Fry's for $94.99 with a $25 Rebate. Seemed like a good deal till I got home and checked the latency on this thing. Latency on this RAM: 7-7-7-20 Kingston Website description: Description: 4GB 1066MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL7 (7-7-7-20) DIMM (Kit of 2) Retail Detailed Specifications: Standard 256M X 64 Non-ECC 1066MHz 240-pin Unbuffered DIMM (SDRAM-DDR2, 2.0V, CL7, Gold) Mfgr's System P/N's: N/A Form Factor: Memory Module Pieces/Unit: 2 (Two 2GB modules, totaling 4GB) Warranty: Lifetime† My last RAM was 4GB of Patriot RAM but the latency on it was: 4-4-4-12. So compared to my last RAM this seems HORRIBLE!! And its actually the worst latency I've ever seen on RAM. My question is - How important is the latency and will I even notice the difference? I do gaming on my PC BTW. Thanks, More about : ram latency make huge difference kuanaco October 9, 2008 4:07:17 PM So no one here knows about latency eh? festerovic a b } Memory October 9, 2008 4:23:02 PM My guess is that your patriot ram was also ddr2 800. The timings could be better but the extra Mhz you run the RAM (and maybe FSB too) at will balance it out. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What does better CAS Latency actually give you? Forum Does Latency Matter? Forum Does matching RAM to make dual channel memory matter? Forum Do motherboards make such a huge difference ?? Forum Does the positioning of 5.1 speakers make a huge difference ? Forum Latency vs Frequency Forum Memory latency Forum Does the timing, and lets say 800 vs 1x00 ram make a difference ? Forum Mixing RAM - same size and Mhz, different latency and volts Forum Mixing RAM of Different Latency & Size Forum Looking to upgrade ram but my v6gt is too huge . Forum Audio latency problem with P35-DS3R Forum Integrated Graphics vs Audio Latency Forum Asus 1201n vs. Warcraft 3! Huge load times! Why? Forum Ram latency 9-9-9-28 Forum Strange Boot situation on Z77 Forum Why can't I use all the RAM slots available? Forum Help with upgrading RAM Forum How much does memory brand actually matter? Forum CL4 RAM (4-4-4-12) shows up as 5-5-5-18 (unable to change in BIOS) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !