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I'm trying to understand timings. Right now all I get is that:

a) 4GB is all you need unless you edit video, etc
b) Ram timed at 1600 is faster than 800 (etc)

But what's with the timings? Of 2-5-5-6 or something?

And, why is this Corsair 6GB ram $130 (8-8-8-24) and yet this G Skill 4GB ram only $50 (9-9-9-24)?

Is that extra 2gigs really worth 80 bucks? Just because the timing is slightly different?

I'm confused :/




Also, what's the difference between intel or amd ram? Isnt it all the same?
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a) 4GB is all you need unless you edit video, etc
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Not true.. if you like to do more than the average multi tasker you definitely could use 6gb. or if you like games as such crysis 2... Ruse.. processor intesive games you could use the extra gbs. and triple channel is availble upon this thought and further.
    
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nd, why is this Corsair 6GB ram $130 (8-8-8-24) and yet this G Skill 4GB ram only $50 (9-9-9-24)?

Is that extra 2gigs really worth 80 bucks? Just because the timing is slightly different?

I'm confused :/



In response to that do some research on which one overclock better if you ahve intell i have heard that the higehr the frequencies... (1800mhz 2300mhz) is better than (timings) 8-9-8-8... etc G skill makes good ram dont be fooled by there price.
    
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The doms are also a triple channel kit and the G.Skills are dual channel.
4GB IS enough.
6GB for gaming is overkill
    
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Originally Posted by TheWolfe View Post
I'm trying to understand timings. Right now all I get is that:

a) 4GB is all you need unless you edit video, etc
b) Ram timed at 1600 is faster than 800 (etc)

But what's with the timings? Of 2-5-5-6 or something?

And, why is this Corsair 6GB ram $130 (8-8-8-24) and yet this G Skill 4GB ram only $50 (9-9-9-24)?

Is that extra 2gigs really worth 80 bucks? Just because the timing is slightly different?


I'm confused :/




Also, what's the difference between intel or amd ram? Isnt it all the same?
I edit video and 4Gb is more then enough. Higher mhz=Higher speeds so yes 1600>800.

The G.skill kit has slighty higher timings, so a bit more latency, but shouldn't cost that much. The Corsair kit is a triple channel kit intended for 1366 users, and frankly is just overpriced. No, it's not worth the extra 80.

Timings are the amount of latency your memory has. A GREAT memory kit uses the least amount of voltage, has the highest clock speed, and has the least amount of latency.

However, in the real word, there are tradeoffs. Some kits have this or that and others have this or that. A 1600mhz 7-7-7-24 hit is preety good. However a 800 7-7-724 is TERRIBLE. The latency shoudn't be that high for only 800mhz memory.


Preety much, if your going to with 1600mhz memory , just buy a kit that is 7-7-7, 8-8-8, or 9-9-9, or a combination. There aren't many significant differences, but it's up to you. 1600mhz 9-9-9-24 is slow in my eyes, but I have a 1600mhz 8-8-824 (these numbers are not exact), and they work FINE. An ideal kit in my eyes would be 1600 7-7-7-24.

x-x-x-x-x
Each number has a meaning behind it, but it's not very pointfull to really go into. Unnecessary.

RAM is RAM. No such thing as Intel/AMD RAM. Just stupid marketing, that's all.
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Originally Posted by Shomiyamu! View Post
The doms are also a triple channel kit and the G.Skills are dual channel.
And what does that mean exactly? Again, is that worth 80 bucks?

I'm really asking about memory timings, not a debate on how much ram you need. Obviously that's an opinion. I'm asking for facts about the timing and speed of memory.
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I edit video and 4Gb is more then enough. Higher mhz=Higher speeds so yes 1600>800.

The G.skill kit has slighty higher timings, so a bit more latency, but shouldn't cost that much. The Corsair kit is a triple channel kit intended for 1366 users, and frankly is just overpriced. No, it's not worth the extra 80.

Timings are the amount of latency your memory has. A GREAT memory kit uses the least amount of voltage, has the highest clock speed, and has the least amount of latency.

However, in the real word, there are tradeoffs. Some kits have this or that and others have this or that. A 1600mhz 7-7-7-24 hit is preety good. However a 800 7-7-724 is TERRIBLE. The latency shoudn't be that high for only 800mhz memory.


Preety much, if your going to with 1600mhz memory , just buy a kit that is 7-7-7, 8-8-8, or 9-9-9, or a combination. There aren't many significant differences, but it's up to you. 1600mhz 9-9-9-24 is slow in my eyes, but I have a 1600mhz 8-8-824 (these numbers are not exact), and they work FINE. An ideal kit in my eyes would be 1600 7-7-7-24.

x-x-x-x-x
Each number has a meaning behind it, but it's not very pointfull to really go into. Unnecessary.

RAM is RAM. No such thing as Intel/AMD RAM. Just stupid marketing, that's all.
Mostly this

Higher frequency means looser timings
You have to get a perfect balance of the two if you don't have a $34062832 budget.
There is KIND OF such a thing as AMD/Intel RAM.
AMD IC's prefer tighter timings as opposed to higher frequency.
    
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Originally Posted by TheWolfe View Post
And what does that mean exactly? Again, is that worth 80 bucks?

I'm really asking about memory timings, not a debate on how much ram you need. Obviously that's an opinion. I'm asking for facts about the timing and speed of memory.
It increases the RAM bandwidth

http://www.ninjalane.com/articles/ge...ple/page3.aspx

Not worth it if your mobo/processor is incompatible.
You're processor isn't.
If it is and you have the money, GO FOR IT.
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Originally Posted by TheWolfe View Post
And what does that mean exactly? Again, is that worth 80 bucks?

I'm really asking about memory timings, not a debate on how much ram you need. Obviously that's an opinion. I'm asking for facts about the timing and speed of memory.
Triple channell increases memory bandwidth, but you need an X58 board which you don't have, so don't worry about it .
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Triple channell increases memory bandwidth, but you need an X58 board which you don't have, so don't worry about it .
How much of a real worth difference is there between triple channel and dual? To me, RAM isn't really a speed thing, it just holds onto applications and allows you to have many open at once, so that your CPU can focus on whichever one you need at the time without having to open and close them all.
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