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Old 10-20-2006, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I am contemplating my memory upgrade. Right now I only have 1x1 gb Corsair xms2 ddr2-800 and despite being advertised at 5-5-5-12 it only runs at 5-5-5-18. There is no option to set memory timings in my bios, only cas# (Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 MoBo). I am wondering if I should go with 2x1 Gb of another brand (i.e. mushkin with advertised timings of 4-4-3-10, I think) or just save the money and buy only 1 more Corsair despite the wrong timings. Would I really notice a difference between 5-5-5-18 and the advertised 5-5-5-12?
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i would go with the mushkin personally better timings usually mean better performance
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The problem with that is, according to the reviews I've read, in order to get the mushkin to run at the 4-4-3-10 you need to set the timings yourself as well (Which I guess gigabyte doesn't want me to do), otherwise it's more like 5-5-5-12 or something (idk, I forget and I got to go back to work in 5 mins so I can't check out the reviews yet).
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I have 2 x 1 gb Corsair XMS2, Smoking fast.
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