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Old October 7, 2008, 02:55 PM
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I'm building a new system right now. And I need some help selecting RAM.

Processor: Q9550
MB: Asus P5e3 x48

I'm looking for 2x2GB of some sort of DDR3 1333. But beyond that, I have no idea what the rest of this stuff means. (7-7-7-20 = ??? and so on.)

Any suggestions?
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Old October 7, 2008, 03:04 PM
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I'd grab these
NCIX.com - Buy Mushkin 996652 HP PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-20 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit - 996652 In Canada.

The tigher timings 7-7-7-20 will provide additional performance over JEDEC standard timings.

This also leaves room for overclocking to higher frequencies.
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Old October 7, 2008, 03:14 PM
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What's that timing stuff mean anyway?
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Old October 7, 2008, 03:16 PM
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Lower the timings, better they will perform
For example, a jedec standard 1333Mhz kit will have 9-9-9-24 timings.
Where that kit has 7-7-7-20 timings.
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Old October 7, 2008, 03:17 PM
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Thanks! :)

That's been the most confusing bit out of this.
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Old October 7, 2008, 03:21 PM
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np anytime.
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Old October 7, 2008, 03:31 PM
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Yea, that is a good deal on that kit.
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I've personally had great luck with OCZ Reaper, always been solid and well priced
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You'll be quite happy with those Mushkins.
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