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July 28, 2010 5:57:55 PM

I'm upgrading from dual channel ddr3 to tripple ddr3 because the dual channel with the i7 is annoying...

this is what I'm looking at now

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the only difference between the 4 is the memory timings

$144 g skill, 9-9-9-24
$159 g skill, 8-8-8-21
$169 g skill, 7-8-7-24-2N
$169 corsair, 8-8-8-24

I'm not very knowledgeable about what makes faster memory and I'm assuming that the lower the number the better, but would I see a significant performance difference between the cheapest and most expensive set mentioned?

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July 28, 2010 6:38:59 PM

Timings don't make a difference in games/apps,they are mainly important for OC'ng,so if you aren't going to OC,then go with the cheapest option,otherwise the third choice has the lowest timing which is better for overclocking
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July 29, 2010 11:35:11 AM

why is it better for overclocking? does it make it more stable or is it faster?

I ask because when I OC my cpu, i generally do the ram as well.
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July 29, 2010 11:46:38 AM

Its better because lower timings are better for OC'ng,because you can get better results and stability with lower timings
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July 29, 2010 11:48:09 AM

ok so, not really worth it if you're going to do a light overclock.

thanks for the help
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July 29, 2010 11:48:26 AM

Best answer selected by jcpwn3r.
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