Better ram timings worth the price

Snikku

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I am getting a new motherboard, cpu, and ram since my old computer got fried out (but i needed a new one anyways :p )

anyways i was wondering if PDP SYSTEMS Memory Dual Channel Kit 184-Pin 1GB (512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 with ram timings 2-3-2-5-t1 would be really worth the extra $40 than Corsair 1GB PC3200 400MHz (2x512MB) DDR 184Pin with ram timings 2.5-3-3
does it really make that much of a noticeable difference

thanks
 

Alex41290

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what CPU?

if AMD, get the faster timings
if Intel, doesn't matter, if anything get PC3500 for later overclocking
 

Snikku

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yeah i was planning on getting a Intel 3.0C

what does the FSB make up for the loss in timings?
 

Alex41290

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well, FSB, u probly know, is the speed at which the system can access the memory...the timings dictate how long a process has to wait to access the RAM...so, technically, you want a balance of both, but with an Intel, they LOVE bandwidth...so with dual-channel PC3200, your bandwidth is 6.4GBs, and with an AMD its only 3.2GBs, but they like the tight timings...so I would get the tightest PC3700 you can find and get that.
 

Snikku

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Alex41290 said:
but they like the tight timings...so I would get the tightest PC3700 you can find and get that.

yeaa.. if there wasnt such thing called a budget >_<
 

Vengance_01

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if your getting a P4, Intel loves bandwidth and really could care less about timmings. Find yourself the cheapest Hynix DT43 sticks of memory, proablly be your best bet :D
 

Snikku

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alright thanks, and to Alex41290's post, im just looking for a medicore computer covering my old one that fried and im not interested in OCing or anything, but thanks anyways
 

Alex41290

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oh, sorry, didn't know the situation...then just get some cheap pc3200 value ram
 
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