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MHz v. Timings? No clue which to go for

post #1 of 15
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With my CPU I'm allowed between either 2:6 or 2:8 for the memory which sounds better?

a: 1270 MHz 6-6-6-18 1t


or b: 1690 MHz 7-8-7-20 1t





6-8-7-18 59 1t, an improvement over the last settings. Now only if I had a 2:10 multiplier
Edited by Shogon - 4/16/11 at 8:38pm
post #2 of 15
In that case definitely timings you'll notice the difference in response. Make it easier on the imc as well.
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post #3 of 15
Why don`t you just benchmark it with maxxmem or somthing.
I had some setting and i thought that there were better than before but the bench proved otherwise
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post #4 of 15
Option A is leaps and bounds faster. You just have to test each combo out for yourself with memory benching programs like MaxxMem2
    
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post #5 of 15
I just read a really extensive test of a bunch of DDR3 where they found the sweetspot for gaming was 1600-1800 at average/low latency. Above/below lost performance.
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post #6 of 15
Yea do some maxxmem benchmarks.

And subbed for the results
    
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post #7 of 15
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ok, gonna test out that program....results in. Surprising?
Edited by Shogon - 4/6/11 at 3:33pm
post #8 of 15
Great results. That should help you decide. And tbh, I kinda saw that one through
    
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post #9 of 15
Just look for that sweet spot between the two.
    
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post #10 of 15
It's all about speed.My ram at 2133 cas 9 beats any other configuration with lower timings.
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