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Gaming system: 4GB CL7 v/s 8GB CL9

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RAM Solution 1: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ...
2 x 2 GB, timings 7-7-7-24 @ 1.6V

RAM Solution 2: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ...
4 x 2 GB, timings 9-9-9-24-2N @ 1.5V

I currently have Sol. 1 in my system. Will switching to solution 2 be an upgrade, sidegrade or downgrade?

Solution 2 has more RAM, but slower timings.
Also, Solution 2 runs at lower voltage so maybe overvolting and tightening the timings can get it to CL8 ?

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I've been using 8GB is WIn7 for quite some time now.


It was a wasted purchase. 4GB is fine.

you should be able to get 4gb of 1600CAS8 for $75 or so. You don't really need more than that.
 

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Keep what you have, it's much quicker and lower tighter timings is best for an AMD system. What do you use your computer for? Most likely you don't need the extra 4gb. I can't even tell a difference between 4 and 8 in my system.
 

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I use my system solely for gaming. The occasional movie and net surfing, but apart from that just tons of gaming.
 

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I use my system solely for gaming. The occasional movie and net surfing, but apart from that just tons of gaming.
Definitely keep what you have then, it's very good ram. :toast:
 

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I'd be proud of a system like that xbonez - you should fill in your System Specifications so that people can see your specs in whatever thread you post in.

:p
 

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if you use 32bit os it will kinda not effective coz 32bit only utilize bout 3,2 gig, except you run on 64bit
For memory i prefer small cl, cl is like how fast you empty the memory then loading with new data, so little time would be better
 

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@micropage: Good point. I am aware of it though, and thus use a 64-bit OS.
 
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@micropage: Good point. I am aware of it though, and thus use a 64-bit OS.
Yeah, 64 bit maybe thats our future, but at this time if you looking for any apps or game its clear that 64bit version kinda limited number than 32bit that wide spread so you can find anywhere
 

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Thank god for backward compatibility.
 
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Won't matter and you won't notice either over the other.
 

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I recently built an i7 2600K @ 4.6ghz +/ and used corair vengance Red C7 1600mhz 8GB Memory - all tweaked and overclocked. I usually prefer xms3 or dominator GT because the the higher voltages.

Using DPC Latency checker the timings are soo much sweeter compared to standard CL9 modules - no matter the mhz speed.

I tried this CL7 Red in my gaming system and it ran better than the XMS3 Corair 2000mhz CL8. Also provided a windows 7 score or 7.9!!

Have also tested this with an i5, 2500K with a Z68 Chip and runs like a dream!! (4.8ghz)

Not saying C7 is best for everyone- Really depends the quality of the mainboard and what type of chipset it uses.
 
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i have noticed from many of my friends who upgraded from 4gb memory to 6 and 8gb that some of their games load faster with 6 and 8gb memory than they did with 4gb but other than that, nuth else.