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What would be better 7-7-7-21 1333 or 9-9-9-24 1600 ?

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or if you want 8-8-8-24 1333 or 9-9-9-24 1600 ? and this question does not include OC'ing or whats so ever just stock speeds.

does 7-7-7-21 1333 make up the speed, when compared to diff 9-9-9-24 1600 which is faster ? thanks
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there are huge arguments about what is better, slower ram with tighter timings vs faster ram with loser timings, and it seems that it really doesn't matter timings wise in most cases.

there are some programs that benefit from having tighter timings over loser ones. i would say get the 1600 ram though. That is just personally me though.
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Ram speeds don't make a that much of a difference on sandybridge, I would recommend the 9-9-9-24 1600mhz.
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post #4 of 7
I say 1600 aswell, but you can use this benching tool to help figure out what latency and speeds you're putting out

http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...ts-thread.html
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I suggest 1600 @ 9-9-9-24. But you can benchmark your rig with both settings and decide for yourself which one is the best. Use the program (MaxxMEM) i've attached below.
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post #6 of 7
1333cl7 basically equal to 1600cl8, and I'd say not all 1600cl9 RAM can OC to cl8, especially these too much sorting days. make your own decision.
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post #7 of 7
You also might be able to tighten those timings a bit to 8-9-8 if you work at it.
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