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Does RAM timings matter A LOT?


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#1 richcbro

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 12:23 AM

Recently I build a mid-range Core i5 based PC. Yesterday when I run Speccy I notice that my RAM timings is 11-11-11-28 (1600MHz for speed) and regret not getting 9-9-9-24 timings with same speed which is faster. So now should I buy new RAM with 1600MHz and 9-9-9-24 timings or just stick with my current RAM? Does it affect performance a lot? I don't think I can reduce the timings of the current RAM without causing instability.


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 02:11 AM

It can affect your performance, particularly if you are gaming, but you need to check what speeds your motherboard is actually capable of before buying RAM that it just may not be able to use the full potential of.

 

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 03:33 AM

Hello:

Although I think it will cause system instability, but I try to reduce the timings from 11-11-11-28 to 9-9-9-24, will it cause the system to not boot?


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 05:55 AM

depends on your motherboard and the RAM you try to configure... it needs to be compatible






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