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Would I notice a difference upgrading from these to these. The difference being tighter timings, 9-9-9-24 vs 7-8-7-20.

Would I benefit from this or would I only see improvements in benchmarks?
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Only in benchmarks.
    
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Benchmarks only, a performanceless upgrade
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Originally Posted by Vespa125125 View Post
Would I notice a difference upgrading from these to these. The difference being tighter timings, 9-9-9-24 vs 7-8-7-20.

Would I benefit from this or would I only see improvements in benchmarks?
Only in benches mostly, although things could feel snappier when your in Windows.

Another thing to note is that if your Phenom chip can get those timings of the new ram. I would say yes, that you can get it stable @ cas 7.

I'd probably get the new ram, and sell your old set.
    
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Not worth buying just for the change. Why not try your current ram for tighter timings.
If you were planning to upgrade, I would look at 2x4GB sticks instead and higher clocks, like 1800/1866/2000.
    
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only benchmark noticeable
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Depends what you do in your PC. Sizable benefit during video editing or other apps that involve files constantly being in your RAM, being moved into and out of your RAM, and being moved within the RAM. Otherwise, might feel snappier... that's it really.
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Only difference I have noticed is quicker loads times and it makes the PC feel more responsive. As stated before, benchmarks are where it will hold the greatest value. Real world it is almost not noticeable, synthetically it shows when you up the frequency and tighten the timings.
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Voltage_Drop View Post
Only difference I have noticed is quicker loads times and it makes the PC feel more responsive. As stated before, benchmarks are where it will hold the greatest value. Real world it is almost not noticeable, synthetically it shows when you up the frequency and tighten the timings.
Out of curiosity, what kind of MAXmem do you get with 2000mhz ram? Here's mine at 1950
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post #10 of 10
You could probably grab something with a higher frequency @ C9 for the same price. Then you may actually see a difference
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