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Need help understanding RAM/memory timing

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Tighter (lower) timings are always better. However, there's not much of a difference here. Still if the same price, go with the lower.

I'm currently trying to decide between ram with a 16-20-20-40 and 16-18-18-36. They are both priced similarly and are DDR4 3200. 

 

Other parts in the PC are:

 

B550 Motherboard (already purchased)

 

Ryzen 5 3600 (If I can snag one)

 

RTX 3060 (still waiting lol)

 

Thank you in advance for the help!

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Tighter (lower) timings are always better. However, there's not much of a difference here. Still if the same price, go with the lower.

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23 minutes ago, Josephi747 said:

I'm currently trying to decide between ram with a 16-20-20-40 and 16-18-18-36. They are both priced similarly and are DDR4 3200. 

 

Other parts in the PC are:

 

B550 Motherboard (already purchased)

 

Ryzen 5 3600 (If I can snag one)

 

RTX 3060 (still waiting lol)

 

Thank you in advance for the help!

Lower is better. Seeing as they are priced the same 100% get the lower timings. 

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Just now, LIGISTX said:

Lower is better. Seeing as they are priced the same 100% get the lower timings. 

 

19 minutes ago, Chris Pratt said:

Tighter (lower) timings are always better. However, there's not much of a difference here. Still if the same price, go with the lower.

Thank you guys so much! Didn't expect to get responses so fast

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