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Old 07-02-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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how important is memory timing?
im looking at getting 2 2GB sticks for my pc
right now i have 4 gb of ram
and the timing is 4-4-4-12
should i find ram sticks with the same timing for the best performance or what?
im looking to keep it all Corsair inside
so if you can any links or advice is more the greatly appreciated
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:38 PM   #2
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You're running a 64 bit OS, yes? More memory than what you have now won't do any good without a 64 bit OS.
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It's OK to mix memory speeds/timings. But it's always best to have memory timings that match for the best performance and compatibility. The thing to remember is that when mixing speeds, the faster memory will be down-clocked to match the slower memory's speed in the BIOS.

It's kinda hard to recommend some RAM when we don't know what you currently have.
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5-5-5-15 is good...go for g.skill....their memory is usually pretty fast
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well i max my 4 GB out and my pc really hates it, and so do i
so thats where more ram is coming from
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What memory (brand, model, timings) do you have now?
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well i max my 4 GB out and my pc really hates it, and so do i
so thats where more ram is coming from

what?
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What memory (brand, model, timings) do you have now?
i have 2 GB of OCZ
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2 GB of Corsair
and luckie for me both have the same timing ( 4-4-4-12 )
and i would like to get some more Corsair
i have heard alot of good things about them, and not nearly as much about OCZ
so yeah
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IMO the OCZ is the better RAM.
Go for that.
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Despite what foothead said, both brands are excellent. They both make good reliable products backed up by great customer service. I've used both brands and have had no problems with either. It looks like you'll get the best deal from OCZ:

OCZ NVIDIA SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 - $51.99 ($41.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)

CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 - $74.99
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