RAM timings?

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  1. hideon9

    hideon9 The plane will take off.

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    That's not a significant difference, no. Biggest effect will be CAS latency and actual speed. Remember also that, if your motherboard has any overclocking features whatsoever, you will be able to change those timings, and it's likely that RAM that can do 2-3-3-6 will also do 2-2-2-5.

    By the way, I bought some of the Corsair Value RAM, and I can get 217Mhz @ 2-3-3-8 out of it at stock voltage, and that only runs $80. I get pretty good benchmarks on my Socket 939 3000+.

    Speaking of which, if you perchance have that chip, they're supposed to OC pretty well (~2.5 GHz on many), but you'd need to have 250MHz memory or so, as the multiplier only goes up to 9.0.

    Hth.
     
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    So lower numbers are better right? :dunno:
     
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    Yes.

    First number is CAS Latency and that is the most important number.
     
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820146219

    I got this for my GF's computer, thinking it was just value RAM. Well, it will do 2-2-2-5 200MHZ 2.6V all day long. And so far the highest i've pushed it was 230MHz (i THINK it was at 2.5-2-3-5 2.7v) Never tested it past 230MHz.

    I'd suggest that if you don't plan on overcloking a whole lot. It'll give you our 2-2-2-5 timings @ 200MHz stock voltage, and cost less than $50.
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    buy the cheaper ram unless you are going to overclock a lot. You'll never notice a difference.
     

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