[SOLVED] RAM Timings vs Clock Speed

BobMcSmith

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Hi!
I'm buying some new RAM, but I'm looking for more information on the timings vs the clock speed of the RAM. Here are the three I'm comparing:
https://www.newegg.com/mushkin-enhanced-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820226836?Item=9SIA1K64RY7998
https://www.newegg.com/mushkin-enhanced-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820226838?Item=9SIA1K64RY7878
https://www.newegg.com/mushkin-enhanced-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820226840?Item=9SIA4YUAKZ4035
As you can see there is
2666 with 16-17-17-36
2800 with 17-17-17-38
3000 with 18-18-18-38
How can I accurately compare them to find out which one is the best?
Thanks!
 

BobMcSmith

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Feb 28, 2017
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Depending on your CPU/motherboard, I'd get get some 3200 MHz CL16 or 3600 MHz CL18, as you can usually find them for pretty cheap. E.g.

https://www.newegg.com/corsair-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820233867

https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232882
I was hung on Mushkin as a while ago, I saw a post on here that many people called out as the best RAM you can get, and that they wouldn't even look for others. However I haven't seen many Mushkin chips on any top x lists. So is it really all that great, or are more well known brands better. In fact, where can I find the data for comparisons like these? Thanks, and sorry for all of the questions.
 

TJ Hooker

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Everyone has their own opinions on who makes the best RAM, usually based on anecdotal evidence.

Those two kits aren't specific ones I've found that are the best. I just looked for ones that had the frequency/CL I wanted, good price, and from well known brands. Corsair and gskill are some of the biggest names in memory.
 

BobMcSmith

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Feb 28, 2017
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Everyone has their own opinions on who makes the best RAM, usually based on anecdotal evidence.

Those two kits aren't specific ones I've found that are the best. I just looked for ones that had the frequency/CL I wanted, good price, and from well known brands. Corsair and gskill are some of the biggest names in memory.
Thanks for the info!
 
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