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DDR3, Phenom II X4 955, and Latency

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May 24, 2010 3:30:16 AM

New build with AMD Phenom CPU and 4 GB Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 but one stick is bad so will be RMAing both sticks for replacement. In the meantime, I can get 4 GB Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C7 on sale at Frys. If I did so, would the slightly different latency be an issue when I eventually get the CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 replacement sticks? I'll eventually be running dual boot XP with Win7. I do quite a bit of video editing, rendering and file conversion. Will the 8 GB of slightly different latency memory be of any use? Or should I just get my defective memory replaced and not bother getting any additional memory in the meantime. Comments appreciated.
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May 24, 2010 4:00:18 AM

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

For ur requirements is better CL7, but be sure that are @ 1.65V max or u can have some problems with ur memory controller.
May 24, 2010 4:24:11 AM

I realize it would be best to have the CL7 but I already have the CL9. Do you think the two types in different pairs of DIMM slots would be OK together?
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May 24, 2010 4:42:02 AM

Well, if u don't have yet the CL7 don't buy it because u could have some problems. Get the same specs that u already have.
May 24, 2010 5:10:12 AM

saint19 said:
Well, if u don't have yet the CL7 don't buy it because u could have some problems. Get the same specs that u already have.

Thanks, I'll live without my desktop for awhile. I have my netbook.
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