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DDR3 at 1600 or 1333?

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What is it better to run RAM at?

1600 or 1333 with lower timings.

at the moment i can run my kingston 2000mhz 9-11-9-27 at 6-8-6-24 1600mhz, should i drop that down to around 1333 and lower timings?
post #2 of 6
AMD prefers tight timings so I'd go with 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24
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Unless the RAM can do 5-5-5-18 or so timings at 1333, I'd stick with the 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24.
 
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post #4 of 6
1600 @ 6-8-6-24 runs great. Go with it.
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post #5 of 6
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ok i will try to get 5-5-5-15 or so, doubt i will though.
post #6 of 6
Eh, blow 1600Mhz really doesn't scale well in performance-timings. Stick with 1600Mhz.
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