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Which Ram Is Better?

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#1 kevin92


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Posted 25 December 2007 - 12:42 AM



They both seem to be relatively the same, exceept for the "CL 4-4-4-15" vs. "CL 5-5-5-12"

I don't know what those numbers mean, or which is better, can anyone explain that to me?

Also, double checking to make sure this is for a desktop.

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#2 rigacci



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Posted 25 December 2007 - 09:31 AM

The smaller the number (4 versus 5) means that it works faster (not much though). The numbers refer to a wait state or latency of the memory, so a lower number is generally better. There are other factors also, but looking at those 2 types, I would say Platinum is "better" than gold.


#3 Gumpy01


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Posted 26 December 2007 - 03:40 PM


I would agree also that the platinum series is better. Lower latency is always something to be desired but they are so close that unless you were using software to test your pc then you will not notice the difference. In this case, I would stick to whatever gives you the biggest bang for your buck financially.

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