Originally Posted by Dopamin3
My DFI board lets me set the CL as low as I want (I could run 1-1-1-1-1T lol). Also I've seen tests where DDR3 was tested at CL 5. Where did you get that number from? RAM can be set as low as the chipset/motherboard allows it to go.
I got that number in the form of utter hearsay via OCN.
It may well have been CL5 though. Just because you can key in the digit though, doesn't mean it will boot. (However, I am not really prepared to defend this point, as I have said, I thought I heard on here that DD3 won't do lower than either CL5 or 6.) IIRC, I heard this from Kuntz, who seems knowledgeable about RAM. At least I think I did, but I guess I should ask him, I don't want to misquote anyone.
Increased latencies are a fact of life with increased frequencies though, which is because of the need for a minimum signal sample, according to my Googling.
So yeah, I kind of just figured if I raised this question/point, phrased with some self-doubt, someone who does understand would correct me. I promise I didn't just make this up out of whole cloth, but I may have mangled it to the point where it is the same thing.
Edit: He seems to have PM turned off.Edited by Clockadile Dundee - 2/13/10 at 5:43am