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New Ram for AM3 Platform question (higher or lower effective speed?)

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August 17, 2010 3:39:52 PM

I'll be buying some new ram on Friday and was wondering should I go with ram at

1333mhz CL 7 timings 7-7-7-20

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

or

2000mhz CL timings 7-10-8-27

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


I've seen post where 1333mhz seems to be the sweet spot for the AM3 platforms. My mobo says it can handle 2000 overclocked, manually setting it to correct voltages and speeds is fine with me if need be. Also I'm thinking of long term, when I upgrade motherboards in the future perhaps 2 years from now. What would you do?



Ram budget is $140
My system specs are as followed

-Athlon II x3 2.7ghz (unlocked to Phenom II B25 2.7ghz)
-ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G (Memory Standard DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066)
-MSI 5830
-Corsair 650w
-Cooler Master V8 CPU cooler (very big cooler.)
-Antec 900 case
-500gb HD 7200rpm
-1gb Crucial 1333mhz


a b } Memory
August 17, 2010 4:28:27 PM

1333MHz suffices for a good OC,also the Mushkin model has better timings too, so go for it.
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August 17, 2010 4:36:04 PM

Maziar said:
1333MHz suffices for a good OC,also the Mushkin model has better timings too, so go for it.



Do the better timings really make all that much difference in Gaming?

I know lower CL cycles faster, with lower timings for better performance.
But I would imagine a higher Effective Clock speed would make a larger difference?
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a b } Memory
August 17, 2010 6:54:25 PM

Like i said,it won't make a noticeable difference in gaming/apps,its mostly important for OC'ng
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