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32 GB G.Skill 4400 ram.......Gear 1 or Gear 2?

My question is this.  I have 32gb of ram that runs at 4400 in gear 2.  I tried to change it to gear 1 at that speed and fail.  Went into preset speeds and highest gear 1 setting was 4000 mts.  Is it better to run at 4000 in gear 1 or 4400 in gear 2?

 

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What CPU, Motherboard, RAM?

Run whichever is stable or supported by your motherboard. Unless you want to go beyond XMP profiles and get into RAM overclocking

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Depends on games tested and settings used.

 

If your a LowerDetail eSports gamer, the lower latency gear 1 modes would likely be the way to go.

 

If your mostly using GPU bound settings or resolutions, they equalise and either would fit the bill.

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Depends what you're doing. Gear 2 has the memory controller run at half speed, allowing for much higher memory speeds, but it introduces a lot of memory latency, and since it's higher latency it also lowers the bandwidth. 4400MHz is when it starts to have a bandwidth advantage over Gear 1, so if you have a workload that benefits from memory bandwidth a lot then yeah, go for Gear 2. If you just game, Gear 1 is probably better.

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I just use it to game(Mild games, very few AAA titles) and general purpose(mostly just email, youtube, netflix....).  Not a work computer at all.  Would it be worth it to take a 400 Mhz hit in bandwidth, just to get a little quicker response time?

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