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Is CL8 Worth the price?

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Hey TPU,
sorry if this seems to be a noobish question:

I found this 1866 ram, and i know alittle about timings but, is 8-9-8-24 that much better than CL9? Especially for the Price increase.

I will be ocing a 3570k IB i5, and like to keep memory performance as well.
... Possibly the i7 IB - E, we'll see if they come out with the Enthusiast 'Consumer' (lower price) ones.

Heres what i was thinking about getting, at least 2 sets of these for 8gb.

http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=24_311_312_613&item_id=035793
 

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You can get sets of RAM that are 1.5v cas 9 1866mhz bump the voltage to 1.6v like the RAM you linked to and get cas 8.
 

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Simply...no, not worth it.

BTW, grab 2x4GB for 8GB. Those Samsung will do jsut as well as any other kit, if not better. Review soon.
 

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Hmm i will look to see if i can find that set at cc this saturday. Returning a doubly shipped (and double charged :( ) 520$ order, thought id pick up some stuff while im there. If not, i may just go with that ram. Might put a ram cooler on it anyhow, so looks dont matter too much.
 

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they got a sexy black PCB, not green, at least. But yeah...
 

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Simply...no, not worth it.

BTW, grab 2x4GB for 8GB. Those Samsung will do jsut as well as any other kit, if not better. Review soon.
Cool been waiting for some one do a review on them, i have 4 sets my self and there all sweet.

And no it's not worth the price. Be better of buying a SSD.
 

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Hmmm looked like the same model number?

I will keep looking
 

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Hmmm looked like the same model number?

I will keep looking
look for this part number(white numbers is the single stick, black for the dual kit):

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Cool been waiting for some one do a review on them, i have 4 sets my self and there all sweet.

And no it's not worth the price. Be better of buying a SSD.
Testing is complete as of last night, today and tomorrow i'll be getting the write-up finished, then when it fits into the publishing schedule, it'l lgo live.
 

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look for this part number(white numbers is the single stick, black for the dual kit):


Testing is complete as of last night, today and tomorrow i'll be getting the write-up finished, then when it fits into the publishing schedule, it'l lgo live.
Perfect :) Its so surprising the potential of those sticks.
 
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I got CL8 G.Skill RAM when I did my build because it was marked down making it cheaper than the CL9 stuff >.<
 
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Here's a review comparing different speeds and timings of memory on a sandy bridge platform: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/sandy-bridge-memory-scaling-choosing-the-best-ddr3

It's about the same on and AMD platform.

Short answer (as Cadaveca said) is No. It doesn't matter. And going above 1866 has very little impact as well. (you could argue that 1866 over 1600 is a negligible difference as well, but then, so is the price difference in many cases).
 
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Take from my latest experience here.
Buy those Samsung's
Heck 2x[16Gb] the ram for Less than my 1 set [8Gb] 2133's :)
 

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