[SOLVED] 3200mhz CL16 or 3600mhz CL18?

ShadowRD

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I have 2 kits of g.skill rams, one 3200mhz with cl16-18-18-38 (16gb) and the other 3600mhz cl18-22-22-42 (32gb). i wanted to upgrade to 32gb but after i purchased the 32gb one, i have been reading about latency.

The more a read about it, more confuse i am. Some people says that latency matters more than mhz, vice versa or is a combination of both.

What kit should i use?

im thinking to return the 3600mhz 32gb and buy a kit of cl16-19-19-39 with the same gb and frequency
 

Reaper_7799

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For AMD, Iwould run the 3600 kit because it syncs up with the default IF speeds of 1800 MHz, so you have a 1:1 ratio mem speeds vs fabric speeds. Unless you change it, difference may be negligable but you never know,. 3600 CL 18 vs 3200 CL 16 is about the same in terms of raw bandwidth, latency etc.
 

ShadowRD

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For AMD, Iwould run the 3600 kit because it syncs up with the default IF speeds of 1800 MHz, so you have a 1:1 ratio mem speeds vs fabric speeds. Unless you change it, difference may be negligable but you never know,. 3600 CL 18 vs 3200 CL 16 is about the same in terms of raw bandwidth, latency etc.
I end up replacing the 3600mhz cl18 for cl16, my return window was open.
 
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