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2x8GB DDR3 slower than 2x2GB DDR3?

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Hi guys,

I just switched from Mushkin Redline 2x2GB 7-7-7-18 1.65v RAM to G.Skill 2x8GB 9-9-9-24 1.5v RAM (both running at 1600MHz) and when testing 3dmark11, I score about 60-70 points lower. Is this normal behavior for running 16 gigs of RAM?

Not a big deal, I am just curious,

Thnx for the help,

J
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The timings are why you're getting lower scores.
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You've added quite a few nanoseconds of latency with that increase in RAM; that'll have an effect on benchmarks. smile.gif
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