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post #1 of 13 Old 06-07-2010, 03:38 PM - Thread Starter
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Is there a big difference between these RAM's.
ORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145260

Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220435


Crucial Ballistx Tracer DDR3 Ram 4Gb(2Gb x 2) 7-7-7-24 timing
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If there is, can you rate them in order? The last one i gave has the lowest timing but i don't know if that makes a big difference. Also, the first one is recommended for the i5, which i am going to use.

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Simply put, the CORSAIR XMS are faster than the patriots. They run at a higher frequency and have the same timings.

edit: Next best are the tracers, they overclock well, and have tighter timings than the CORSAIRS. However if you were to overclock the tracers to the same frequency as the CORSAIRS, you would probably need to loosen the timings to 9-9-9-24. However who's not to say the CORSAIRS won't overclock as well

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If you don't plan on doing anything to the RAM as far as overclocking or tightening the timings, then the best bet would be the Crucials. Even though the Corsair are reated at 1600MHz, the timings on the Crucials are much tigher. If the timings were say, 8-8-8-24 on the Corsairs, I would say go for them. Since the Corsairs are rated at 9-9-9-24, they will not outperform the Crucials by much and with the tighter timings on the Crucials, your overall latency will be lower.


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Benchmarks actually prefer the higher frequency over a tighter timing from what i've been able to find on here.

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by how much is it better though? like will it affect performance a lot? I was interested in the Corsair because this is a budget build and they were cheaper. If I bought the crucial they would be used.

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Not by much at all. In person you wont notice any difference. If they're cheaper then go with them.

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by how much is it better though? like will it affect performance a lot? I was interested in the Corsair because this is a budget build and they were cheaper. If I bought the crucial they would be used.
If the Corsairs are the cheapest then go for them. The higher frequency allows for a greater memory bandwidth. The looser timings won't be that noticeable.


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Alright thanks
I finally finished finalizing all the parts for my first build

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you mean the finished build rite....new to overlock.net

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