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how much of a difference does the timing and speed of ram make?
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ram speed > ram timings is thats what you are asking
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The timings make more of a difference than the speed. 667 with really tight timings will beat out the 800 with looser timings. At least most of the time. This is the case in most benchmarks.
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The timings make more of a difference than the speed. 667 with really tight timings will beat out the 800 with looser timings. At least most of the time. This is the case in most benchmarks.
yes. benchmarks like tight timings, but most real life programs(games) like the raw bandwitdh more
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yes. benchmarks like tight timings, but most real life programs(games) like the raw bandwitdh more
This may be true. He has more experience than me most likely. All I know is that when I get faster ram I don't notice a difference, but when I tighten up my timings I can notice it.
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If I overclock my RAM, how can I tell what speed it's running on?
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use CPU-Z, it's a free download. Go under the memory tab and double the number shown. DDR stands for double data rate so it technically runs at double the posted speed.
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use CPU-Z, it's a free download. Go under the memory tab and double the number shown. DDR stands for double data rate so it technically runs at double the posted speed.
Thanks! I didn't think it would be that easy :-P :-D
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