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Old January 25, 2011, 12:44 PM
bonanza2000 bonanza2000 is offline
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Default I am so confused about RAM

I am so confused about RAM. For example looking at 2 Corsair XMS3 - 4GB Duel Channel kits which is better and does it really matter? Both are $50

CMX4GX3M2A1333C8 or CMX4GX3M2A1600C9

The first one is 1333 Mhz and second is 1600 MHz and higher is better right? But the first has a latency of 8 and the second of 9 and lower is better right? So which do you buy? And could you even tell a difference between them?

Anyone? Rules of thumb? General guidelines?

And while I am at it, 1.5V or 1.65V - does it really matter and if so when does it matter? Looking at the recommended memory for the motherboard they list both voltages, so I am confused.

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