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July 25, 2010 8:35:29 PM

Hey Everyone!
So I am almost done building my first gaming PC and I am stuck with a couple more parts. Currently i Have an Asus M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 Socket Motherboard with a AMD Phenom II x4 955 processor. I have a Earthwatts 650 watt PSU installed as well. I have narrowed my RAM down to 2 different sets. Which one would be better for gaming?

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO

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240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBECO

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July 25, 2010 8:40:04 PM

the 1st one it's faster and the differrence is 2bucks
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July 25, 2010 8:42:51 PM

Well really it depends on what you are going to be doing with the ram. Gaming? Photoshop? Just using the internet? all of those things contribute but in the end for like 2 bucks difference I would go with the fast 1600 ram and you can always tighten the timing.
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July 25, 2010 9:10:57 PM

carnedude said:
Well really it depends on what you are going to be doing with the ram. Gaming? Photoshop? Just using the internet? all of those things contribute but in the end for like 2 bucks difference I would go with the fast 1600 ram and you can always tighten the timing.

I will mainly be using it just for gaming, but I will be using basic programs such as Internet, I tunes etc.. No photo shop or anything along those lines.
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July 25, 2010 9:27:37 PM

The 1st one is better, it works fast, low power consumption, runs very cold.
If you get the second one i think it will downclock to 1333MHz since the mobo's Memory Standard DDR3 1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 so you will need to go to BIOS and clock it back to the stock's MHz but i can't second this statement since i don't know if it is true or false.
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