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Understanding Timings & Clock

Last response: in Memory
November 28, 2008 9:59:44 PM

For Black Friday, Newegg has two cheap RAM:
OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000

My computer currently has:
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

What will happen if I buy the G.Skill pair? It has the same timings but it has a higher clock speed. What will happen if I buy the Fatal1ty pair? Both timings and clock speed are different. Are these differences a cause for instabilities? And why does the Fatal1ty RAM have such slow timings? I thought it was a high end brand. Also, I am aware that I will need to go to a 64-bit OS to fully utilize these.
November 28, 2008 11:04:13 PM

if your bios work correctly, they will underclock the gskill to the 800, if not, change it yourself.
November 29, 2008 9:59:36 PM

Will the Fatal1ty's timings be lowered to my current 5-5-5-15 or is it only possible to elongate the timings?