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What is better for gaming and for benchmarking, Higher mhz/higher latencys or Lower latencys/lower mhz.

Here is the situation, I can run my ram at 4-4-3-5 2t @ 945mhz or I can go 5-5-5-18 2t @ 1124 mhz...so do I need to be with one or the other...or should I be trying to find a middle ground on it? And which would be better for gaming, and which would be better for benchmarking?
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Well for better benchmarking i would say the higher Mhz..........thats alot more Mhz when comparing it to the latency you sacraficed. But the only way to test it is to actually benchmark.
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Higher bandwidth is preferable over lower timings.

Insofar as timings: Cas (column address strobe) Latency is the setting that has the greatest effect on RAM performance.

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