Originally Posted by Pentium4 531 overclocker
personally i get better performance by tweaking RAM timings than frequency, and btw, higher frequency usually means ur gunna get CL9 sticks, so basic timings, unlike my 1600 pair from OCZ that has very tight timings
A lot of people do have higher frequency rated kits, then run them at lower frequency & tighten timings. For chips with an IMC it makes it easier on the voltage to the mem controller.
It's hard to find high frequency kits with great timings now, I've spent more on ram than a lot of people spend on a decent rig, but worth it to me for high freq. with tight timing.