Best Memory for i-965 2000Mhz vs 16000mhz

robertomad

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Okay. I finally get my i7-920. So I showed it to my friend and he said he want one but he still insisted to get a i7-965. His question is which one is best memory and motherboard should comes with that? I told him to get P6t Deluxe I'm not sure if it supports 2000Mhz. Thanks.
 

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I wasn't able to get any further than my 1600mhz on my P6T deluxe, however I have an i7 920, not sure if that would make any difference. Why did he insist on getting the 965, seems a considerably large waste of money in my opinion.
 
A) You can easily find this information at the Asus site.

B) It's hard to find a need for more than 1333MHz. It will provide no benefit in a game. Maybe if you had all 8 hyperthreads maxed out with a comprssion or transcoding program you'd max out the memory but otherwise not.
 

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Believe me or not I have been trying to convince him. I actually saw this Dominator GT and 2000 Mhz Memory

I told him what I went through about deciding to get a 920 or 965 but I think that is what he wants. So I'm really trying to help him out.


About the Asus P6t Deluxe, it actually says it supports 2000 Mhz but has a "(O.C.)" on it. Which I'm not sure if it actually supports the memory.

Can anyone explain what is a CAS Timings? I've Wiki-ed it but doesn't make sense to me about thw 9-9-9-24 which one is better? the one with equal numbers or the 7-8-7-20. Thanks.
 

halcyon

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To oversimplify (because I'm feeling somewhat lazy), the lower ("tighter") the timings are theoretically better. RAM with 7-8-7-20 timings are theoretically better than the same speed RAM with 9-9-9-24 timings.

Wanna do some reading? Yes? Good: [url=http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core-i7-920-overclocking_2.html]http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core-i7-920-overclocking_2.html
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How much perceptible performance one sees is debatable, so you may not want to spend a noteworthy difference in $$ on the tighter-timed RAM.