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What is better, RAM Latency or Timings?

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January 2, 2012 7:03:39 AM

So this has been a constant debate among others. What is truly superior in gaming and general performance, RAM Latency/Timing, or Raw Speed. The Board I am planning on getting will handle any extra Voltage No Problem. So what are the facts on this, as well as personal experiences? I am planning on heavy gaming, some Video Editing, but a lot of Multi-Tasking with multiple programs open at the time.

I will link the 2 kits I have been looking at below. Both Kits are 8GB (2X4GB) This is how the breakdown goes;

Mushkin Enhanced Redline http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$100
1600Mhz
7-8-7-24

G.SKILL Ripjaws X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$70
2133Mhz
11-11-11-30

There is also a similar G.Skill kit with slightly better Timings (It's Blue, my theme was Red);
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
9-11-10-28

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January 2, 2012 7:29:29 AM

None of it will make much difference. Find the best 1.5 volt DDR3-1600 RAM you can afford and run it at default timing and speed.

That's what I do, and I have been doing this a long time.
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Overclocking since 1978 - Z80 (TRS-80) from 1.77 MHz to 2.01 MHz
January 2, 2012 7:31:21 AM

jsc said:
None of it will make much difference. Find the best 1.5 volt DDR3-1600 RAM you can afford and run it at default timing and speed.


I prefer to get the most out of my money, 1.5 is not the borderline, and you need at least 1.6-7 for 2133. and actually there is a substantial difference between these 2 approaches.
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