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

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 ????
thanks
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  1. Yes you can.. You can change the timings in the BIOS to make an identical match..
  2. 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:
  3. 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.
  4. Mixing - ALWAYS use the WORST of each; in other words 9-9-9-27.

    example:
    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 Amazon.com, often they have {in-stock} older/retired RAM.

    Good Luck!
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