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Timings: 7-8-7-20 or 6-8-6-24?

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I'm looking to buy new memory. On DDR3 memory at 1600MHz, which timings would be faster? 6-8-6-24 or 7-8-7-20? Basically, would the difference between 6 and 7 outweigh the difference between 20 and 24? Kind of a nitpick thing, but I'm honestly curious about this. Thank you in advance.
Edited by ChicknWafflZ - 8/8/11 at 1:00pm
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Of cours there will be some difference in terms of performance, but not a very big one. In real world you will not feel any difference, but the lower timing memory could be better overclockers

Edit: So what I try to say is. Take what suit your wallet best.
Edited by DoctorNick - 8/8/11 at 3:16am
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The first number has the most impact on performance, the CAS. My take is to get the 6-8-6-20 kit, but as previously said it will matter very little in practice.
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Yeah I figured it would make almost no difference, just had me curious. Thanks for the info!
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Lower! LOWER!

Tips:
-First and second number can have the biggest performance impact
-6-8-6-20 is slightly snappier
post #6 of 8
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Oops, I had the numbers mixed up in the original post. I meant 6-8-6-24 (not 6-8-6-20) and 7-8-7-20 (instead of 7-8-7-24) :S Fixed.
Edited by ChicknWafflZ - 8/8/11 at 1:12pm
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The last number (tRAS) will not nearly make as much a difference as the CAS latency.
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Go for whatever is cheaper or looks better to you. They will perform just about the same in most applications.
    
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