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would 900Mhz with 4-4-4-12 timings or 960Mhz with 5-5-5-12 timings be better?

is there a way to know or is higher Mhz always better?
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You won't notice a difference between the two. Try each and run a couple benchmarks and see which produces better scores. Personally I get my O.C. where I want it with loose timings and then slowly tighten em up till I get them where I like them.
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just literally asked this same question:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-memory/...s-mhz-ram.html
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just literally asked this same question:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-memory/...s-mhz-ram.html
Maybe, but there is a different, AMD chips depend a lot more on latencies than raw mhz. Intel don't seem to care so just loosen the latencies up abit and push it as far as she'll go
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would 900Mhz with 4-4-4-12 timings or 960Mhz with 5-5-5-12 timings be better?

is there a way to know or is higher Mhz always better?
The 900Mhz 4-4-4-12 will provide some 26.66 nano seconds worth of latencies while the 960Mhz 5-5-5-12 will give you 28.13 nano seconds worth of latencies. Even though the data throughput will be higher with the 960Mhz, 4-4-4-12 @ 900Mhz is a better choice.
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Latencies would be the better choice at that clock speed. However, like PR1M3R said, you won't notice a difference. The only place that you might is in extensive memory hogging apps, like SuperPi. On a 32M run, going from 180mhz 2-2-2-5 to 200mhz, 3-3-3-8 showed a difference of about 120 seconds out of the 30 or so minutes it took to run. Just use what ever is stable.
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