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Should I be looking for higher or lower latency? Higher Voltage?

I know the lower the timing is the faster the memory is, correct?
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You want:
Lower timings
Lower voltage
Higher frequency

Here's an explanation of what memory timing means:
http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/AMD/memory/131
And frequency:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/navigating-memory-upgrade-jungle,1232-3.html

Voltage is fairly self explanatory thumb.gif
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So,if the Cas latency is 8 that is better then memory that has 9?


I am looking at this memory:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231539
Edited by Fishinfan - 2/6/13 at 12:31pm
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So,if the Cas latency is 8 that is better then memory that has 9?


I am looking at this memory:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231539
CL8 is better than CL9 but there is NO difference between them in real world usage.
If you used a top of the line CL8 2133MHz kit for a while then used a standard CL10 1600MHz kit you would notice very little difference.
Fast memory is only really useful when benchmarking, doing 3D modelling or heavy editing work, utilising a RAM disk or if you want to get every last bit out of your CPU when overclocking.
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Thanks,dude.
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