Which timings are more important?
I'm looking to go I7 and I'm looking at Mushkin's latest offerings. There seems to be a lot of choices from 1333 to 1600 and timings that also vary a lot. I'd kind of like to go all black but have nothing against red either. I guess the biggest difference with timings is whether 6-8-6-24 is better or worse than 7-8-7-20. Or will there really be any difference at all. The prices are about the same too.
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You won't notice the difference honestly.
if you do benches,synthetic, you will see numbers. else, probably very small. not worth the dough, unless youre 3oh6
If your running stock should be no difference, go for the redlines since they offer CL6. I think they both use the same chips too and the overclockability for both are pretty much the same.
If you plan to overclock just go for which ever is cheaper and cross your fingers.
Holy crap zero and dan, i go get something to drink and got ninijaed :haha:
Lower timings are better, but like everyone here said...you won't notice it. I would go with the redlines anyways.
Thanks for all the replies. Didn't think there would have been much difference but it's good to know for sure.
I don't think Mushkin even knows what's better anymore - they have too many different models, and there no consistency as to which is better.
Mushkin's kits are as follows:
Redlines and Ridgebacks are the High Performance kits
Blacklines are mid performance
Silverlines are low performance
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