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a b } Memory
September 21, 2010 10:11:49 AM

Hello, can you help me with this issue:

I was going to buy 1333mhz cl7 ddr3 but here the delivery time is 2-6weeks. So i want to get something right now because i got allready all other parts (need the computer working for work also). The choice would be between 1066 Mhz cl7 or 1333-1600 Mhz cl9. Wich one is more important high mhz or low cl. Computer is for basic use, gaming and oc experiments. Going to try at some point to unlock cores and oc to 3.6-3.8.

So what do you recomend high mhz or low cl?



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a b } Memory
September 21, 2010 1:32:26 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums
Timings and speeds don't make a huge difference in performance,they are mainly important for OC'ng.
I recommend going with DDR3 1333MHz,because for Phenom II/i7 CPUs,its a great choice.
However if you are going to OC,then i suggest looking for RAMs with lower timings(like CL7/CL8)
a b } Memory
September 21, 2010 1:56:40 PM

Well lower CL will help in order to achieve a higher OC.lower timings will give you more room to tweak IMO.
a b } Memory
September 21, 2010 6:52:22 PM

Yes, and that's needed(in almost all situations) when you OC the CPU.especially when you need FSB: DRAM 1:1 ratio
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