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Is the lower the CL # on ram better? Like is is CL2 better than CL 2.5 or CL 3?
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Is the lower the CL # on ram better? Like is is CL2 better than CL 2.5 or CL 3?
In effect, yes the lower your timings or the tighter they are, the better your performance, however on Intel boards, timings don't amount to that BIG of a performance change...I'm not sure about AMD...but i am thinking you'd rather go with memory bandwidth...in other words, you want to run your memory as fast as it can go...then worry about timings

Hah, but yeah to answer your question (sorry for editing this so much) yes lower is better.
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In effect, yes the lower your timings or the tighter they are, the better your performance, however on Intel boards, timings don't amount to that BIG of a performance change...I'm not sure about AMD...but i am thinking you'd rather go with memory bandwidth...in other words, you want to run your memory as fast as it can go...then worry about timings

Hah, but yeah to answer your question (sorry for editing this so much) yes lower is better.
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Its been shown that on the 1T command rate that tighter timings provide better performance then higher memory, but when you purchase the RAM please ask around for the best results I personally suggest a 2GB matched set of Crucial Ballistix or G.Skill HZs, they both have Micron D9XX chips and scale very well with increased voltage, they both provide phenominal results with increased voltage and are both around 100$
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post #5 of 10
OK your on skt 939..so that DDR..in general yea tighter timings are better, they help in benchmarks....if your getting 2 1gb sticks i think the best timings you can get are 2-3-2-5 but thats at stock and can be tweaked.
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post #6 of 10
Lower is better. But you might have to loosen timmings to overclock it past specs.
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I personally suggest a 2GB matched set of Crucial Ballistix or G.Skill HZs, they both have Micron D9XX chips
Yeah but I can only support up to DDR 400 in my computer.
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Don't believe it. Although that's the "official" support, the mobo will work just fine with DDR500 and even DDR550 in it.

Of couse, It will not support DDR2 at any speed.
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post #9 of 10
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Don't believe it. Although that's the "official" support, the mobo will work just fine with DDR500 and even DDR550 in it.

Of couse, It will not support DDR2 at any speed.
Now is there a huge performance difference.... because I did a quick search and found slower timings of 3-3-2-8 of Mushkin and it is $150 more. And I do not have the money for it...

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Now is there a huge performance difference.... because I did a quick search and found slower timings of 3-3-2-8 of Mushkin and it is $150 more. And I do not have the money for it...

If you want to make my decision faster so I can buy them tonight (because I need someone else to say GO BUY IT then visit this thread.
I wouldn't waste that much money just trying to get my timings a bit lower...it's not going to affect the performance that much at all...you might get a difference of like 100 in a 3DMark benchmark if that. Just get your memory stable at the lowest possible timings and test for stability.
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