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If I'm planning to overclock my i7 920 to 4.0-4.2ghz, what would be a better choice 1600 c7 or 2000 c8? Sorry about the noobish question.
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someone correct me if im wrong, but overclocking ram form 1600 to 2000 barely makes a difference. I'd say clock timings are more effective than clock speed. In that case I'd go with the cl7 1600 because its cheaper and you may feel it is faster anyways. I personally got 6gb of super talent chrome series, running at 1600mhz with 7 7 7 20 clock timings with zero problems and i only paid 145 at ebiz. I also have my 930 OCed to 4.2ghz
    
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anything over 1600mhz makes little to no difference, so i'd go with the 1600 c7
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Thanks for the quick answers!
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You Intel guys have all the fun...

As I've found out myself, tighter timings > higher speeds (within reason) My GSkill stuff will run 7-8-7-22 @ 1333 all day which should out perform 9-9-9-24 @ 1600
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