Question Clock speed or CAS latency?

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What is more important, having high clock speed or low cas latency? the most common pairings seem to be 14 CL at 3200 MHz, 16 CL at 3600 MHz and 18 CL at 4000 MHz though there are some in-betweeners. what would make the most sense when choosing ram for the new ryzen chips and 3000 cards?
 

PrinceTexasLoaf

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What is more important, having high clock speed or low cas latency? the most common pairings seem to be 14 CL at 3200 MHz, 16 CL at 3600 MHz and 18 CL at 4000 MHz though there are some in-betweeners. what would make the most sense when choosing ram for the new ryzen chips and 3000 cards?
The best ram that has supported speeds would by far be this stuff https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232933?Item=N82E16820232933&nm_mc=AFC-RAN-COM&cm_mmc=AFC-RAN-COM&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-PCPartPicker&AFFID=2558510&AFFNAME=PCPartPicker&ACRID=1&ASID=https://pcpartpicker.com/&ranMID=44583&ranEAID=2558510&ranSiteID=8BacdVP0GFs-7giHv3oAh7wm2VA7eps_uA

I personally prefer CL 16 or less. and 3200mhz or higher for my ram for good performance without breaking the bank.

That ram is legit stuff from dreams, 3800mhz cl14 ram. Could easily be overclocked to 4000mhz if needed. When buying ram, always go into your bios and make sure XMP/intel extreme memory profile is enabled ; p
 
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The best ram that has supported speeds would by far be this stuff https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232933?Item=N82E16820232933&nm_mc=AFC-RAN-COM&cm_mmc=AFC-RAN-COM&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-PCPartPicker&AFFID=2558510&AFFNAME=PCPartPicker&ACRID=1&ASID=https://pcpartpicker.com/&ranMID=44583&ranEAID=2558510&ranSiteID=8BacdVP0GFs-7giHv3oAh7wm2VA7eps_uA

I personally prefer CL 16 or less. and 3200mhz or higher for my ram for good performance without breaking the bank.

That ram is legit stuff from dreams, 3800mhz cl14 ram. Could easily be overclocked to 4000mhz if needed. When buying ram, always go into your bios and make sure XMP/intel extreme memory profile is enabled ; p
What about voltage? when choosing 1.5 volt ram in PC partpicker i get a warning not to exceed the 1.35 V specified by the board manufacturer. What risks would i be getting myself into if i were to go over that limit and would it be worth the trouble? i dont know jack about overclocking and stuff and i dont think its worth it if i have to deal with system instability.
 

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I had the same question. Then I checked youtube for gaming videos where they compare FPS, for example 3200mhz CL14 vs 3600mhz CL16. In the end higher Mhz gives better FPS than having faster timings (CL).
I bought a pair of 3200 mhz CL14 yesterday... They did not have anything better in their warehouse. Didn't want to wait tbh...
 

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