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I have no idea what RAM timings are except how they affect OCs. Any help here?:withstupi
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These numbers represent the timings that regulate the speed of data transfer within the memory module itself. The faster the memory can process the data internally, the faster it can get it back to the CPU. I won’t go into much detail here as these numbers are generally for more advanced users and overclockers. However, for the beginner, the first number is the one you want to pay attention to. It is the CAS (Column Address Strobe) or latency number and is the primary controller in the module. You want this number to be as low as possible, with 2, 2.5, and 3 being the choices. Of course CAS 2 RAM will be more expensive than CAS 3 RAM, since lower is faster. -Taken from a guide. and to read more about RAM timings, go here..http://www.cooltechzone.com/index.ph...sk=view&id=377
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So the lower, the better right?
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Originally Posted by bentrinh
So the lower, the better right?
Yes, but you must bump the timings up in order for the RAM to run at higher speeds (IE 250MHz).
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Yes, but you must bump the timings up in order for the RAM to run at higher speeds (IE 250MHz).
It's running under an auto-divider anyways...

What's "CPU read DRAM speed"?

Also, it running at 2-2.5-3 is that good?
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