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I'd been told that when overclocking in SB, timings don't matter. I therefore picked out the following memory:
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM
2133Mhz 9-11-10-28-2N

I'm know wondering whether it will have an effect on my overclocking if I go for RAM with looser timings but same frequency. For instance say, this memory:
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL
2133Mhz 11-11-11-30-2N
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I can say without a doubt that the timings will not make a noticeable difference on your overclock, unlike older generations.

you could get 5.0 ghz on 1333mhz ram with sloppy timings, it's more dependent on the chip.
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Hm, okay then. The XL it is then.

Thanks.
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post #4 of 4
i must disagree, timings do make a difference just not as crucial as with older gen sockets. Dont touch 11-11-11 unless your not planning overclocking.
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