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Ok so after a few months of browsing I finally found a question worth asking. What timings/speeds should I shoot for? I'm looking for someone with either exp or facts, don't want the "well i think this should be better" approach. My apologies if that sounds rude btw. I don't intend for it to be, just looking for an answer I can't find enough information about.

2gig 5 5 4 12 2T 1066 MHZ

or

2gig 4 4 4 8 1T 800 MHZ


Sorry really confused about which would be faster... The 1T and the 2T is what is really throwing me. I have read about what it does, and read on the boards that the higher the clock the better to a certain extent, but I wanted to know if someone knows from experience what would be faster... the looser timings with higher clock at 2T or tighter timings at a lower clock with 1T... I found the post somewhere on these boards once, but the search won't seem to even find the word RAM for me ... for some reason. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Usually if the clocks are high enough then speed will get better then tighter timings by my experience but testing will only tell in any case.
    
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it depends on the context. on my system DDR 2 900 2T 5-5-5-15 is better than DDR 2 800 1T 5-5-5-12
    
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Thank you.
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it depends on the context. on my system DDR 2 900 2T 5-5-5-15 is better than DDR 2 800 1T 5-5-5-12
Agreed test and find out which is better
    
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4-4-4-8 1t would be faster
    
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Tighter timings @ lower freq. seems faster for me on my system, but I don't have any hard evidence.
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I guess I would be testing if I wasn't at work to be honest. I guess I was just trying to get rid of some guess work lol... I'm going to try to go for the fastest 1t timings/speed I can get first. Then compare. I've read every post I can get my hands on about timings... I guess I just don't get enough time at home actually testing... So I try to read to make up for the lack of time. Thanks again for the help. I'll post my results when I get a chance.
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in my experience slower speeds and tighter timings = more responsive in opening apps and such but higher speeds and looser timings gives me more raw performance (folding, superpi, etc.). I'm sure it's different on all systems though.
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