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Asus Crosshair IV formula memory question

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May 12, 2010 12:49:45 PM

Hi guys! i've been reading articles on tomshardware for a while now and this is the first time that i joined. It has been 7 years since i bought my last PC so now that the phenom X6 has been released, I decided to buy a new one. I bought the Asus crosshair IV formula 2 days back and im ready to buy a Memory module. Could you guys recommend a good memory for this mother board? im thinking of buying the G.skil DDR3 1600 F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL 2gb X 2. Since this is also my first time building a computer i also have a question about starting my new pc with a new memory, would i need to configure the bios to run the memory or would it automatically adjust? thanks
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May 12, 2010 2:45:07 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

Your options isn't good since have CL9.

This G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB (2x2GB) 1600 CL7 is a very good option for u.
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May 12, 2010 2:45:56 PM

what's the difference between CL7 and CL9?
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May 12, 2010 9:00:35 PM

See here

I other words, with a lower CL u get a faster rig.
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May 14, 2010 3:10:25 AM

get the lower CL for better score :) 
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