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When buying RAM on a budget, do I choose higher capacity or lower latency?

I would like to know how much of a difference is attainable by using RAM with lower timings and whether that difference is justified by the price. Phrased differently, will lower latency RAM also have ...
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How much of a difference would it make if I switch out my current Corsair 1600MHz CL11 DDR3 for 2000MHz CL9? Especially for the game PlanetSIde 2

I recently bought two modules of 8G (16G total) Corsair Vengeance Series memory Specs: 1600MHz CL11 DDR3. System Specs: i7 4770K to 4.0GHz ASUS GTX 770 MSI Z87 ZMPOWER MAX During most of the ...
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Sustaining Dual Channel among many RAM modules

I'd like to know what are the factors that need to be set in order to sustain the Dual Channel mode. In a mobo with 4 DDR3 slots: Do I have to put pair of chips? Eg: If I put 3 identical chips ...
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Which RAM configuration for a desktop upgrade?

I am trying to increase the RAM of my home computer, but I am unsure as to how much each aspect of RAM should be weighted (as to which is more important). My motherboard has 6 slots, so I believe it ...
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Memory, more frequency, or more capacity?

My question my be simple, but I haven't been able to find an answer myself yet. If you had the choice of getting either 24 GB of ram at 1333 MHz, or 12 GB @ 1600 MHz, which would you choose? I know ...
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Confusing relation between RAM frequency and timings

I'm confused with relation between frequency and timing information when buying DDR3 RAM modules. I have OCZ DDR3 modules which should have 1600MHz frequency and CAS 7-7-7-20. If I use these modules ...
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How does RAM frequency and latency differ? How does it affect performance?

I have a question regarding two specifications of RAM memory, the amount of Mhz and the latency timings (example: 9-9-9-24). Which one of the two is most important for system performance and why? ...
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Does RAM timings with n-n-n-3n value perform better than anything else?

I want to ask something: Does RAM timings with n-n-n-3n (i.e. 8-8-8-24, 9-9-9-27, etc) perform better or is optimized more than the other who doesn't (i.e. 7-8-7-21, 9-9-9-24, etc)?
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Is it ok to mix CL4 memory with CL5?

I have 2 x 1GB on 800Mhz CL4 memory in my PC. I'm planning to upgrade to 6GB by adding a pair 2GB modules. Is it ok if I buy CL5 modules or do I have to buy CL4?
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Memory: trading off CAS latency versus speed

I am trying to upgrade my server's memory for a Dell precision 450 machine. The memory I have now (1GB in two 512 KB sticks) is DDR ECC PC2100 / CAS 2 / 266 MHz (Kingston KVR266x72c2). I want to get ...
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What do the memory timings and RAM mean?

On every piece of RAM you'll see the timings like: "2-2-2-5". What is this all about? What should I buy?