ram latencies

By LinkedKube
Jun 16, 2007
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  1. Ok so ram helps with overclocking your cpu, that's what I read. Is it low latencies or higher speeds of the ram that help with oc'ing a cpu. I"m looking at some G skill and Dominator ram both with micron d9 chips. G skill is able to oc to 1150 about on average from a native 800, and the dominator has a latency of 3. I'm kinda confused and cant find detail online.

    come on people help a noob out before i go dumping my cash, then i have to come back here asking for more help, lol.
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Better to use known brands of quality, rather than worrying about a half point in latency. Crucial, Corsair, Infineon, Kingston... or all the same brand and model of memory, whatever it is. Too often off-breed memory is not what its label implies.
  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,259   +41

    I understand that I need quality ram. My mobo is finiky about ram anyhow. Just curious to know if lower latencies would outdo higher clock speeds.
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    The difference is a couple of points in some benchmarks, but if I had to choose, I'd pick latency over high speed.
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Topic Starter Posts: 4,259   +41

    ok thx a lot.
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