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Which RAM will perform better

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by jds21, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. jds21

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    Which RAM will pweform better and is better overall... the 800Mhz has better timings where as the 1066 has slower timings but i don't know how much of an effect these will have on performance... they are around the same price... the 800 is 10 more

    Team Xtreem DDR2 2GB PC-6400/800 (2x1GB) Ram CL3 3-3-3-8

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    Team Xtreem DDR2 2GB PC-8500/1066 (2x1GB) Ram CL5 5-5-5-15
     
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    They are at heart the same ram.. The PC-8500 or DDR2 1066 is a higher bin.. It will run at 800mhz 3-3-3-8.... Sounds like its pretty poor ram though having to go all the way to 5-5-5-15 to run at 1066.....

    So in reality they will perform about the same, but the 1066 is a higher quality bin, which basically means that set off the production line was a bit better than the others.
     
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    so which would be the better buy oevrall.... will the loose timings on the 1066 be an issue?
     
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    It only needs to run looser timings if its running in 1066...

    Beyond that you have an Intel or AMD system?

    AMD likes tighter timings more, Intel like higher bandwidth *more mhz*

    Are you looking to overclock? 1066 will give your ram more overclocking room also.

    Put it this way the 1066 is better period...
    The question is to you is it worth the extra
    cash to you?
     
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    the 1066 is actually cheaper... I am running an Intel system (Q6600) and yes I do plan to overclock my system... so I suppose there I have it... 1066 sounds like the better choice

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