URL: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152641 Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Dominator Memory CL8(8-8-8--24) for i7 Motherboards Model: TR3X6G1600C8D Speed Rating: PC3-12800 Tested Speed: 1600Mhz Size: 6GB Kit (3 x 2GB) Tested Latency: 8-8-8-24 Tested Voltage: 1.65 Performance Profile: XMP SPD Speed: 1333Mhz SPD Latency: 9-9-9-24 Package: 240pin DIMM Fan Included: No
URL: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164761 Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) 1600MHz Triple Cannel i7 XMS Memory Kit CL7 1.65V Model: TR3X6G1600C7 Speed Rating: PC3-12800 ested Speed: 1600MHzMhz Size: 6GB Kit (3 x 2GB) Tested Latency: 7-7-7-20 Tested Voltage: 1.65 Performance Profile: XMP SPD Speed : 1333MHz SPD Latency: 9-9-9-24 Package 240pin DIMM Fan Included: No
I would like to know which one would be faster and better for mild overclocking for a Core i7 & Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R. The first is in the Corsiar Dominator range and the other is what looks to be their standard XMS3 range. But the timings do not lie do they? I realise the cooling benefits of the Dominator heatsinks, but I do not think I will push the RAM hard enough for cooling to come into effect.
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go with the cl7 should be faster as long as you're not doing a decent amount of overclocking.
Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.
What? £30 more for CL?, get the CL8 you won't see a big difference between both.