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Whats better high mhz or low latency?

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June 21, 2009 9:00:58 AM

Hi i need help i was wondering what is better for gaming a ram running at 1066mhz with a latency of 5-6-6-18 or a ram running 800mhz with a latency of 4-4-4-15? thanks.
June 21, 2009 9:48:29 AM

The 1066 will be faster but the difference is so minute it's impossible to notice without running benhcmarks.
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June 21, 2009 12:47:15 PM

Best is low latency at high mhz. :D 

Actually, I'm not so sure, HIB. Most RAM that will run at 800 MHz with 4-4-4-12 timings will run at 1066 MHz at 5-5-5-15. It's virtually the same amount of time (4 cycles/800 MHz and 5 cycles/1066 MHz).
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June 21, 2009 2:25:54 PM

RIght. But if you have that RAM as I do, when I run benchmarks, the scores are better at 1066. However, in real world gaming, the difference in framerates are less than half a percent.
July 7, 2009 9:19:36 AM

So if I have the following kits available to buy, which one would you guys suggest?

Kingston DDR2 2x2GB 6400 4-4-4-12 @ $102
Kingston DDR2 2x2GB 8500 5-5-5-15 @ $115

Prices are high i know, 3rd world sux :( 
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July 7, 2009 10:05:43 AM

Both are good choices and really u wont see a noticeable difference between them,if u wan to OC,then IMO go for the one which has lower timings.
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July 7, 2009 10:14:48 AM

smithinator101 said:
Hi i need help i was wondering what is better for gaming a ram running at 1066mhz with a latency of 5-6-6-18 or a ram running 800mhz with a latency of 4-4-4-15? thanks.


For gaming u wont see a noticeable difference between them,but if u want to OC then i would go for the one which has lower timings.
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