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Help with ram, what's better to have cas latency low or higher clock? So either 2133mhz clock with a cas latency of 11 or 1600mhz clock with a cas latency of 7? Please help I don't know to much about ram

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post #2 of 15
1600/7 easily.

But it's not completely linear, up to a certain point speed is more important than latency.
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post #3 of 15
2133 11 anything is about as bad as it gets, unless this memory run at 1.25V.

1600 7-9-7 is much better and will probably do 2133 at 9-11-9 at the same voltage.
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post #4 of 15
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Alright I'm looking for some good memory do yall have any suggestions because I started off with the fastest clock then I was told to drop it to 1600 with a lower cas latency because anything above 1600 clock is not noticeable unless your doing benchmarks. What is a good value but still able to be overclocked?

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post #5 of 15
Overclocking Ram is over rated!
Just get some good quality DDR3-1600 with nice timings and you'll be all set!

I'd recommend G.Skill Snipers
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post #6 of 15
How much you wanna spend? G Skill Ripjaws are a good price on Newegg right now.
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post #7 of 15
You can get 8 GB of Generic Ripjaws @ newegg for ~$40 today..

http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellS...6-_-07192011_4
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post #8 of 15
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Looking to spend around 100 if needed I will be doing heavy gaming and some programing and some video editing

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post #9 of 15
cas7 1600mhz ram... most will do 2133 at 9-11-10 or 9-11-9

a cas 11 kit that's 2133 sounds terrible imo... unless you plan on underclocking it and then tightening the timings
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post #10 of 15
Umm, you trying to get 16Gb with a hundred bucks?
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