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Help choosing some ddr3

Discussion in 'Memory' started by Sc00p007, 20 Sep 2009.

  1. Sc00p007

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Feb 2009

    Posts: 658

    Hi,

    I was wondering if someone could advise me between these two sets of ram.

    OCZ platinum 1600mhz ddr3 cl 7-7-7-24 or OCZ platinum 1866mhz cl 9-9-9-28.

    I dont really know whether the faster frequency or the tighter timings would benefit me most. I use my pc mainly for gaming. I will also be looking to overclock my i7-920 (if that helps with decision).
    Both sets of ram seem to be around the same price, with the 1866mhz ram maybe being around £5 cheaper.

    Thanks in advance,

    Phil.
     
  2. JonJ678

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Dec 2008

    Posts: 10,371

    Location: England

    Either are a touch excessive. With X58 and the triple channel memory, bandwidth isn't really an issue so memory speeds and latency don't mean very much.

    1600mhz is sufficient for a bsck of 200 with the x8 multi, or 267 with the x6. Your board will not run at 267, so ram is certain not to be limiting if it is 1600mhz. So speed really isn't an issue. Out of the two I would go for the cl7 set, though given more options I think 1600mhz cl8 is the best choice.
     
  3. Sc00p007

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Feb 2009

    Posts: 658

    Thanks for the reply, if it isnt important i will just go for the cheaper out the two.

    phil.
     
  4. Sc00p007

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Feb 2009

    Posts: 658

    Hi again,

    I was also wondering why 1600 cl8 is the best choice over the 1600 cl7 that i listed?

    Would you say corsair dominator 1600 cl8 is the best over the two sets i listed?

    Phil.