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SO if MEMTEST runs timings without errors, then should my system be stable with the same timings? Like for instance, my RAM timings are 3-3-3-8 @ stock. With MEMTEST I was able to run 2-3-3-5 stable for the duration of the test. I was thinking of trying 2-3-2-5 next. Would tight timings affect FPS during games?
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Memory timings do not really have that much effect on system performance until you have topped out the CPU. Get the CPU running as fast first and then map the memory into that speed.

While AMD can benefit from 'tight' timings this is only seen in benchmarks such as Pi runs, so it is generally better to have the modules running at a higher speed which may mean a slightly lower CAS.

The only real way is for you to test your machine and what best works performance wise with your system components.

For any Memory timing/Speed change then using memtest is a good way to ensure that they are OK.. it does not always mean that they will be OS stable and some further small tweaks maybe required.
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Like ncsa said, just because your RAM is memtest stable it does not mean it will be stable in Windows. I've experienced that myself.

to be more accurate you should let memtest go through several runs. I like to do a minimum of 20 runs through test 8 as well as a run or two through all the tests.
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