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Which ram is better for my system?

I have 2 sticks of 2Gb ddr3 ram = 4gbs Its Corsair Dominator-GT 1600MHz timings 7-7-7-20, and
I have 2 sticks of 4Gb ddr3 ram = 8gbs Its PNY 1300MHz timings are 9-9-9-24.
I'm wanting to know what is the best and fastest to run in my system ? I'm pretty sure the Corsair is faster but don't know if it will out do more ram at slower speed.

My system :
i5 750 OC'd to 3.7GHZ
MSi P55-GD80 motherboard
2 GTX460's in SLi

The corsair runs in the 1400MHz range with OC settings and the PNY runs around 1100MHz range with OC settings, really can't tell a difference, but the Windows experience says the PNY is 7.5 , and the Corsair is 5.5 i want to tun what will perform best in my system. Please give me your advice on what you think or KNOW is best, and please explain , I like to understand what is actually going on.

Thanks for any advice or help.
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  1. Best answer
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/core-i7-870-1156,review-31748.html

    personally i'm pretty relaxed as far as memory goes, just plain old 8gb (4x2gb) crucial ddr3 1333 with no heatspreaders running @ 1450mhz w/ 9-9-9-24 timings, an i7 870 @ 3.5ghz & a pair of gtx260 (abit old on the gpu's i know, but still loads of muscle ;) )
    i favour having stability & turbo/speedstep enabled over a max overclock. faster speed & tigher timings will be of benifit to professional programs, but for games... not gonna really notice it (unless it's really awful slow memory :ouch: ) go with what fits the budget & gives you ample overclocking headroom to acchive your cpu oc'ing goals :)

    as for WEI.. i wish i could understand that useless piece of crap... makes no sense most the time. at a guess, the higher rating is just due to having more memory available, rather than relating to the memory's speed.
  2. ya, crazy WEI is saying 7.7 for 8gb i got in, so fairly confident it's relating to amount, not speed.
  3. If all you are interested in is OC'ing then the Corsair 1600 Mhz. RAM may be better otherwise 8 GB. of RAM is a little better than 4 GB. of RAM for normal PC use.
  4. Thanks very much guys, I like OCing, get better performance out of the i5 that way, stock was just 2.4, but i have tried the memory both ways and cannot see a difference, I have allready bought both. think i might save the 8gigs for the i7 build in the near future. Thanks again for all your advice.
  5. Best answer selected by Denniswilha.
  6. jpoos said:
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/core-i7-870-1156,review-31748.html

    personally i'm pretty relaxed as far as memory goes, just plain old 8gb (4x2gb) crucial ddr3 1333 with no heatspreaders running @ 1450mhz w/ 9-9-9-24 timings, an i7 870 @ 3.5ghz & a pair of gtx260 (abit old on the gpu's i know, but still loads of muscle ;) )
    i favour having stability & turbo/speedstep enabled over a max overclock. faster speed & tigher timings will be of benifit to professional programs, but for games... not gonna really notice it (unless it's really awful slow memory :ouch: ) go with what fits the budget & gives you ample overclocking headroom to acchive your cpu oc'ing goals :)

    as for WEI.. i wish i could understand that useless piece of crap... makes no sense most the time. at a guess, the higher rating is just due to having more memory available, rather than relating to the memory's speed.



    Thanks for the link on memory, it explained alot. I have an old GTX280 with a 3 fan Arctic Cooler in an older system, it is a solid GPU and packs alot of muscle. Thanks again....
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