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post #1 of 20
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Sup all, straight to the point:

I was considering buying those:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-431-_-Product

until I just saw now this limited time offer for these:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-445-_-Product

They're both DDR3 1600 8GB, only difference is the cas lat and PRICE (70$ with free shipping on the great deal.)

My question, before I probably buy the 8-8-8-24, is if there is any noticeable difference between both cas lat??

Thx
post #2 of 20
They are the same exact IC's more than likely.They CL8 is 1.5v-CL7 1.6v.Don't hesitate to buy the CL8 and set to CL7 yourself.
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post #3 of 20
Simple answer is yes there is a difference but for $70.00 the difference is not worth it.
post #4 of 20
Get the cheaper ones.
post #5 of 20
Save yourself the $70.
Newer Intel setups benefit much more from higher clock frequencies with RAM than tighter timings.
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The shell shocker deal is a steal. They will probably do 7-8-7 1600 or 8-9/10-8 1866.
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Thx for all the answers guys I am still a bit hesitant though because I have no rig at all to test those once received. I should be buying the whole PC stuff in about 2-3 weeks from now so I wouldn't know if that RAM will be working properly up to that point. I only have a month after purchase to swap those for another pair if there's anything wrong, right?
post #8 of 20
U could still rma them if u have a problem. They have a lifetime limited warranty
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Buy the 8-8-8 kit, save the $70, and use it for a nice CPU cooler.
    
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I'd get the cheaper 1.5v ones myself
And I don't know how true it is! But I've read over 1.5v can cause CPU damage on P67!
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