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What is the Difference between 1066 1333 1600 1866 and 2000 DDR3 Ram
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The frequency ("speed") of the RAM. The higher, the better (unless the timings are lower). Standard nowadays tends to be 1600 @ 9-9-9-24.
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Originally Posted by Narwhal_Revenge View Post
What is the Difference between 1066 1333 1600 1866 and 2000 DDR3 Ram
Have a looky here, rather than me trying to paraphrase

http://www.crucial.com/kb/answer.aspx?qid=3773

As stated above, its just the difference between the various speeds of memory access in MHz
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One thing no one has mentioned is heat

1600mhz is good for i7
2000mhz+ is good for SB
2000mhz runs much hotter

Here in Australia in summer with average day of 30c i would hate to be running i7 with 2000mhz ram. The heat alone holds you back on i7's to what you could achieve on 1600mhz. But with all that said, the better quality ram with tight timings can do wonders to contradicting the above info altogether, trouble is, that particular ram is no longer made at 2000mhz with the tight timings and unavailable
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