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Old January 12, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Default Higher density = higher latency?

From what I've seen higher density ram leads to higher latency. Does it make sense if your looking at fine tuning your system to use smaller dimms (2gbx4 vs 4gbx2) and try to get a 6-8-6 1866mhz timing over something like 8-8-8 1866mhz with the higher density?

Also what seems to be the better balance between mhz and timing? Is it preferred to go 2133 10-12-11-30 over 1600mhz 7-7-7-21 or strike a balance in-between.

If it helps I'm interested mainly in results with 1155 cpu's memory controller, @ 4.8-5.2ghz.

The idea is that I'm going Tri-SLI with my 1155 setup with additional chip sets and everything on the board I want to make sure I optimized the setup rather than leave it stock and sloppily configured.
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Old January 12, 2012, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by jibz View Post
If it helps I'm interested mainly in results with 1155 cpu's memory controller
Uniquely, that's the one platform that is almost completely unaffected by memory bandwidth or latency. Just get the cheapest run-of-the-mill set of CL9 DDR-1600 RAM and you'll get the same performance per GB (barring synthetic benchmarks) as high-performance RAM.
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