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Which is a better configuration????

Which configuration would be faster given all other variable are constant:

(1) CPU 3.36 Ghz i7 920 + 12 Gb Memory running at 1250 Ghz (9-9-9-28)

or

(2) CPU 2.80 Ghz i7 920 + 12 Gb Memory running at 1600 Ghz?? (8-8-8-24)
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  1. Best answer
    edit: Ok I noticed the mhz difference in the compariosn. The top computer running at 3.36 is faster. Memory speed as I tried to state does not give the performance difference cpu speed does.

    Lower timing numbers = faster
    So higher speed and lower latencie settings will = faster

    Usually the timings would be the other way around, thats how it is with my ocz ram
    I can run cas 7 at 1333 and below
    above that
    To run 1600 I need to run 9-9-9-30 : You can use everest memory and cache benchmark, alot of test sites do.
    Realistically you may not feel the differences. But its all subjective
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1188/3/
    different memory latencies 1600mhz ram
  2. I think to some extent that comes down to what your main use of the computer is.

    That naturally varies from person to person.

    For me as a distributed computing cruncher the productivity of my equipment is far more tied to CPU speed than it is memory so for me option one would be better.
  3. Best answer selected by muratgemici2003.
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