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Why do you most ram sold on newegg are G.SKILL Ripjaws 1600 with 9-9-9-24 ?

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These are the ram that are selling most on newegg right by a good margin. I'm still a noob I know but wanted to pose this question. Wouldn't alot of you want to get ones with lower Cas Latency/Timing like a 8-8-8-24 at least ?

I'm going to be building a new pc soon and coming from 1366 platform and I want to know more about this before I start buying. thanks
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Because they're cheap and generally OC to 8-8-8-24 or better. They go for as low as 40-45$ for 4 gb (2x2gb)

I only run mine at 1388 mhz (due to FSB overclocking) but at much much tighter timings.


Edit: And a lifetime warranty
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Well most people don't really care about benchmarking, and CL9 is plenty fine for gaming.

Those that do care or would see the advantage will spend the extra money, but that is a small percentage of the population.
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I'm a firm believer in not caring about timings..



Oh my, cas 7... big fricken deal. cas 9 is fine with me.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mithrandir8 View Post
Well most people don't really care about benchmarking, and CL9 is plenty fine for gaming.

Those that do care or would see the advantage will spend the extra money, but that is a small percentage of the population.
+1

in the big scheme of things, the timings/subtimings/sub-subtimings aren't important.
get the speed you need/want for the best price and it'll have a larger impact on general computing.

now if you're trying to squeeze every last increment out of, say, a superpi run or something trim the timings down for a bit of a gain.

edit-------------
and by "aren't important" I mean numbers within 10% a single standard deviation of one another. I just know some smart-alec is gonna say "what if my ramz are at 1-1-1-1 and the other is at 1bajillion-2bajillion-4-bajillion-5"

Edited by Firestorm252 - 5/7/11 at 7:48am
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Because most people don't mind waiting an extra millionth of a second for something.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by djsi38t View Post
Because most people don't mind waiting an extra millionth of a second for something.
So you say that most of the people waste theire time with waiting!
Also you say that YOU don`t feel the difference in getting a result a millionth of a second sooner or later?
_JK_
On topic the G.Skills are cheap and average JOE doesn`t need wicked RAM.
Make a poll here on OCN what kind of RAM the people have then you would see that many have G.Skill. 1600 or lower like me. Even here where people care about hardware. So they can`t be that bad
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People tend to skimp on ram since its a piece of hardware that has a much smaller effect on common tasks, vs. something like an ssd vs a mech hd. So I would assume thats why most people end up with 1600 ram running at 9-9-9-24
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