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RAM - gskill 4 or V

Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:04 PM

I'm looking at these two

G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series

Or

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series

The series 4 is 4x4 gig at 3000 mhz but has less latency 15-15-15-35-2N
whereas
the series V is 2x16 gig at 3200 mhz but has a higher latency Cas Latency 16, Timing 16-18-18-38

As far as my understanding goes, speed is more important than latency is that right?

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Re: RAM - gskill 4 or V

Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:09 PM

Crucial affirms.
www.crucial.com/usa/en/memory-performance-speed-latency
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Re: RAM - gskill 4 or V

Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:14 PM

the series v is only 60 dollars more with double the gigs at a faster speed but only a slightly slower latency. I feel like there must be a catch somewhere
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Re: RAM - gskill 4 or V

Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:27 PM

32 is a little over the top. I would cap at 16 and redirect funds to a better board, cpu, packaged liquid cooling, or a more quality power supply.
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Re: RAM - gskill 4 or V

Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:30 PM

thanks for the suggestion
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Re: RAM - gskill 4 or V

Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:37 PM

On the other hand, the 16GB are split over 4x4GB, whereas the 32GB are split over 2x16GB chips. On most typical motherboards, that means you'd have to lose some of the 4GB chips in the future if you decide to expand the memory.
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Re: RAM - gskill 4 or V

Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:42 PM

i was also reading something about how having memory split over four chips versus 2 puts more strain on the memory controller (in the long term buuuut i don't know how long the long term is)
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Re: RAM - gskill 4 or V

Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:44 PM

I don't know about that. Seems like and odd tale.
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Re: RAM - gskill 4 or V

Posted 09 January 2017 - 11:20 PM

That may or may not be true, however a motherboard with 4 RAM slots is built to handle that, so I seriously doubt it'll have any negative effects. Not something I'd be factoring into this decision.
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