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CL8 or CL9 Corsair Vengance RAM

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February 14, 2011 6:45:46 PM

Hi guys,

For my new rig, I decided to get some Corsair Vengeance RAM.

I plan on getting 8 GB (2 stick of 4 GB) RAM of the DDR3 1600MHz variety (since 16 GB would be a bit overkill, wouldn't it?)

But since there are both CL8 and CL9 versions of this RAM, I really don't know what kind to get. The CL8 kind cost about 20 - 25 % more, and as far as I understand it really doesn't do much difference for a guy like me (a guy that just likes a good solid computer, with no need for overclocking).

So my question is:

Should I just stick to the CL9 RAM and save the money?
Should I get 8 or 16 GB?

Kind Regards

Peter (who is looking really forward to SW:TOR)
a c 347 } Memory
February 14, 2011 6:54:39 PM

Assuming the Vengeance is Tested for your MOBO/CPU then CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 vs CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 ; I prefer the lower CAS if 2~4FPS is worth $35 to YOU.
a b } Memory
February 15, 2011 2:33:43 AM

1. 8GB is enough for gamers.
2. CL9 is fast enough.

Save the money for something that'll actually matter, like a better video card.
February 15, 2011 3:34:06 AM

^+1 Leaps

I have awesome RAM--but that's because I bought it for fun. I don't really care what things cost, so long as they're a good deal for what they are.