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    I require a simple no BS answer please!

    Is there any noticable improvement to overall system / gaming performance with low latency RAM?

    Simple yes or no - is it worth shelling out a fortune for RAM other than for benching?

    Thank you, you lovely people

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    No. Not that I've noticed. (unless you overclock).

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    Ooopsie yea forgot about that!

    But say I just buy higher latency RAM rated at a faster speed for overclocking, surely that should do the trick just as well?

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    Most CL3 ram that I have seen is stable at 2.5 too, even when overclocked.
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    No.

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    I have used all kinds of RAM, and the G.Skill LA that I last had was awsome. The difference between 200fsb and 300fsb is amazing, but with this stuff I was getting 2.5-4-3-7 @ 300fsb was another world of difference.

    If you have the money and the ability to overclock with your hardware I would highly recommend buying some nice G.SKill or anyother brand that can do that kind of fsb/timings.

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    Higher processor/fsb makes the world of difference. From my experience in real world terms the latency does not.

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    very little real world difference between low latency (expensive ram, and high latency cheap cheap.

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    buy a well know brand tho

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    Thought as much, always knew the FSB was useful but had a feeling that the low latency wasn't all it was cracked up to me.

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    I have heard it to be much more important on A64 systems than intel, but i wouldnt be able to tell you by how much.

    Edit: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1637762,00.asp
    Last edited by Scarlet Infidel; 23-07-2005 at 05:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet Infidel
    I have heard it to be much more important on A64 systems than intel, but i wouldnt be able to tell you by how much.

    Edit: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1637762,00.asp
    Well thats bollocks. A64's are the least sensitive to latency and bandwith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoGuE|SaBeR
    Is there any noticable improvement to overall system / gaming performance with low latency RAM?

    Simple yes or no - is it worth shelling out a fortune for RAM other than for benching?

    Thank you, you lovely people
    It depends on the game and your settings and graphics card. The simple answer is, probably not.

    There are situations that can arise during gaming where having lower latency high speed memory can dramatically increase your minimum framrates, but generally high speed memory is of more value to extreme overclockers who live for benching.

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    All I needed to know, thanks people

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    i'm sorry to stick my oar in here but latency does have about a 2 to 10 percent advantage ofer very loose latency ram depending upon the application used. this is especially true for the A64's as mentioned by Scarlet Infidel as it allows an even lower access time to the ram.

    it is however the FSB that gives you the best boost but if you can combine the two then you can get an extreme boost. this is where you need better quality and thus more expensive ram.
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    I couldnt agree more.

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    Are there any articles which cover this sort of thing?

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