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Lower latency RAM or more higher latency RAM?

Last response: in Memory
April 3, 2010 1:20:40 AM

So i'm in the process of building a new computer (for gaming) and I have hit a bit of a snag.

I will be using the ASUS P6X58D Premium MOBO and plan on getting 6 gigs of RAM, so here's the issue:

I could get 6 gigs of


6 gigs of this:

The problem being the Dominator is limited to only 4 modules while the XM23 can have up to 6 modules for the P6X58D, BUT the XM23 has 9-9-9-24 while the Dominator has 8-8-8-24. Will this difference in latency greatly affect my gaming performance?

I like that XM23 RAM due to its cheaper and my MOBO will allow more of it in (for future upgrading) but worried about that latency difference.

THanks guys!

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April 3, 2010 4:07:08 AM

No, that difference in timing will have a negligible impact on gaming (or anything really). Definitely much less impact than if you use up all of the ram.
April 3, 2010 4:52:17 AM

Cool, thanks for the input! Guess I get to save some money.