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Any difference between 9-9-9-24 and 9-9-9-27 timings

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October 29, 2010 6:25:11 AM

Hey guys !!
i do have now G.skill Trident DDR3 2000 PC3 16000 9-9-9-24 timings and the problem is ..cant find the same memory !!!
all i found is the same brand the same speed BUT the timings is 9-9-9-27 !!!!
and my question is can i add this memory to my system,if it has all specs identical,but the timings are different a little bit ????

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a b } Memory
October 29, 2010 8:15:11 AM

Yes you can.. You can change the timings in the BIOS to make an identical match..
October 29, 2010 2:35:46 PM

Emperus said:
Yes you can.. You can change the timings in the BIOS to make an identical match..

and what is the best in my case ? set them up 9-9-9-24 or 9-9-9-27 ??
Thank you !!! :pt1cable: 
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October 29, 2010 3:12:41 PM

You could try 9-9-9-24 and see if you run any into any issues(memtest/prime95) or you can play it safe and set both to 9-9-9-27 doubt you'd notice any sort of a performance decrease.

RAM is more likely to work at looser timings(bigger numbers) than tighter(small numbers) timings when it's deviating from it's spec.
a c 347 } Memory
October 29, 2010 3:21:44 PM

Mixing - ALWAYS use the WORST of each; in other words 9-9-9-27.

1600 MHz 9-9-9-27 -> sometimes 1600 will have lower CAS numbers @ lower speeds {**8-8-8-24}, abut you'll need to research.
1300 MHz 8-8-8-24
1300 MHz 9-9-9-27**

Voltage gets more tricky, you need to find an "overlapping" operational voltage and use something in between.

Also, you "might" want to try shopping at, often they have {in-stock} older/retired RAM.

Good Luck!