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8 gigs of cas 7 latency or 12 gigs of cas 9 latency(cheaper)!!!!

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July 6, 2011 6:42:50 AM

:bounce:  PLEASE HELP :D 
July 6, 2011 6:43:53 AM

WHICH WOULD BE FASTER AND/OR BETTER :) 
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July 6, 2011 6:50:54 AM

What are you using the system for?
If just gaming, more than 4gb isn't needed, unless your on a triple channel intel board, in which case 6 is your number,
If its a working pc, editing,heavy applications etc then go for the bigger amount and tweak the timings yourself,
*edit, 7 is faster than 9 btw, lower numbers are faster
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July 6, 2011 7:00:34 AM

And my mobo is the Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z for the 1155 chipset :D 
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July 6, 2011 7:01:52 AM

yep lower timings are faster... but would you want more ram with slower timings... or less ram with faster timings??? :) 
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July 6, 2011 2:27:28 PM

You don't want that 12GB triple-channel RAM kit on a dual-channel 1155 mainboard. If you want 12GB, get one 2x4GB kit and one 2x2GB kit.

For gaming, 8GB is the optimal amount.

If you use Photoshop for a living, you might want 12GB. If it's a hobby or just something to do, then 8GB should suffice.
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July 6, 2011 3:56:06 PM

I agree about not using any 3X__GB Kit on Sandy Bridge's Dual Channel. Most Photoshop projects even with a couple dozen layers and at high resolutions do fine with 8GB. If you're doing 'Production' then IMO it should be done on a WS MOBO + Xeon + ECC.

The item that will help the second most, beyond 8GB or 16GB of RAM, is the use of a fast 'scratch' SSD or use 16GB RAM plus a 'RAM Drive.'

As with any Rendering 'more is generally always better' meaning on Sandy Bridge + Photoshop the rendering times are primarily determined by the 'GB' more than the Frequency/CAS:
Cinebench R10 -> http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/memory/2011/01/11/the-...
Image Editing -> http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/memory/2011/01/11/the-...


8GB Kit 1600 CAS 8 F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
16GB Kit 1600 CAS 9 CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 6, 2011 4:52:10 PM

Best answer selected by nicoclops.
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July 6, 2011 4:55:35 PM

thanks a bunch guys.. yea photoshop is just a small hobby so ill be definitely going the 8 gigs of gskill sniper series ram ! :D 
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July 6, 2011 5:30:18 PM

jaquith said:
Be careful, IMO use e.g. F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR or the 1.50v and not the 1.25v or 1.60v versions :) 

Example good/1.5v -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


hmmm.... im not so sure any more... because i can order two of these and it'll equal the cost of the other 8gb worth of ram... :/  .. but the timings are faster on the 8gb... fml
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July 6, 2011 5:31:13 PM

jaquith said:
Be careful, IMO use e.g. F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR or the 1.50v and not the 1.25v or 1.60v versions :) 

Example good/1.5v -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


hmmm.... im not so sure any more... because i can order two of these and it'll equal the cost of the other 8gb worth of ram... :/  .. but the timings are faster on the 8gb... fml
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July 6, 2011 5:31:34 PM

What Set(s) are you looking at?
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July 6, 2011 5:31:35 PM

double post^ my bad
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July 6, 2011 5:53:12 PM

SCREWING = $150 1.6v G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-8GBSR

GOOD VALUE = $75 1.5v G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR

BTW (x2) of either set is 16GB :) 

IF you want 16GB:
1. $180 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
2. $165 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL
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