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How important is memory speed and latency for everyday use?

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I am looking at some RAM to replace the sticks that died in my PC recently and am drowning in all the different numbers being thrown at me.
For normal day to day usage how much do those numbers mean? I don't plan to overclock this rig again, i just need it to perform reliably for another year or two till i can afford to replace it.
I am looking particularly at this module from crucial(i would buy 3 sticks): http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-CT25664BA1339-240-PIN-PC3-10600-Memory/dp/B001NA25VS/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1383672877&sr=1-4
Its 1333 MHZ vs the 1600 MHZ set it would replace, but will i be able to notice that?
Latency.. it has a CL of 9 vs a CL of 7
and a timing of  (its not even listed... anywhere) vs 7-8-7-24-2N

In real life, what do all these numbers really mean? And should i care?

Thanks y'all

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Not at all really.

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I've never seen a difference myself, just don't benchmark them and you never will either.

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what Waco said....only time I get faster is when it's on sale and just as cheap.... but beings ram has doubled in price I havent bought any in over a year.

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Yep - mostly no difference.
Also, just because you install higher speed RAM it does not necessarily mean that the BIOS will make use of it.

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By the way, aren't your current sticks lifetime warrantied?? I've never had memory that wasn't lifetime warrantied. If you aren't upgrading capacity just RMA those

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You can save a few dollars buying G.SKILL modules,.. till the end of November with 10% off Promo Code: (GSKILLPREBLK) @ Newegg $16.39 a stick W/Free Shipping.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231252

Dang it... i wish i'd seen that before i ordered the crucial sticks.

 

By the way, aren't your current sticks lifetime warrantied?? I've never had memory that wasn't lifetime warrantied. If you aren't upgrading capacity just RMA those

They are, but G.Skill requires i send in the full set. That requires taking my computer offline for the indefinite period while they process my RMA. As i use this machine for both work and school that is not an option. I will however RMA the ram after i get these crucial sticks installed. At that point i may either try running both sets together for 12gb or sell one set.

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You can save a few dollars buying G.SKILL modules,.. till the end of November with 10% off Promo Code: (GSKILLPREBLK) @ Newegg $16.39 a stick W/Free Shipping.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231252

 

Dang it... i wish i'd seen that before i ordered the crucial sticks.

 

By the way, aren't your current sticks lifetime warrantied?? I've never had memory that wasn't lifetime warrantied. If you aren't upgrading capacity just RMA those

 

They are, but G.Skill requires i send in the full set. That requires taking my computer offline for the indefinite period while they process my RMA. As i use this machine for both work and school that is not an option. I will however RMA the ram after i get these crucial sticks installed. At that point i may either try running both sets together for 12gb or sell one set.
Makes sense...over 6GB I've had nothing but headaches. With 18GB I would fluctuate between 16-18GB and now with just 12GB I fluctuate between 8-12GB... so either my board's a POS board or I have a dead stick. (since it's been stuck at 8GB for a week now)

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In the past the on my x58 I Have noticed a difference is when moving from 800kHz up to 1600 or higher while leaving the CAS below 9. Once I had to move the cas above 9 then the crispness of it went away. Here is some memory I can recommend all day long to anyone. You may not going to be able to get the Memory cas as low Rated Without some serious QPI Voltage BUT it will be worth the Overclocking. If that is not too important here is all the Memory Modules I recommend. Enjoy. Maybe its time I took out the Old X58 system out and see IF I can find 4.60Ghz Like i did back when they came out.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226185 This first and foremost on the Pricey side.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007611%2050001504%20600006050%20600052011&IsNodeId=1&name=Triple%20Channel%20Kit&Order=PRICE&Pagesize=20 The lot of them.

 

Edited...

Looked this post back up and looks like my Kindle failed miserably.

Edited by boinker
Stupid kindle. That looked like spam.

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In the past the on my x58 I Have noticed a difference is when moving from 800kHz up to 1600 or higher while leaving the CAS below 9. Once I had to move the cas above 9 then the crispness of it went away. Here is some memory I can recommend all day long to anyone. You may not going to be able to get the Memory cas as low Rated Without some serious QPI Voltage BUT it will be worth the Overclocking. If that is not too important here is all the Memory Modules I recommend. Enjoy. Maybe its time I took out the Old X58 system out and see IF I can find 4.60Ghz Like i did back when they came out.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226185 This first and foremost on the Pricey side.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007611%2050001504%20600006050%20600052011&IsNodeId=1&name=Triple%20Channel%20Kit&Order=PRICE&Pagesize=20 The lot of them.

 

Edited...

Looked this post back up and looks like my Kindle failed miserably.

Thanks for the information regardless man.

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