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Originally Posted by phantasmor;13079173 
lower cl= better ram? news to me...... can't i just change the latency later though? i know that might require tweaking the voltage a bit....
It depends on the motherboard, the memory, and the power supply. The reason why it depends on the motherboard is because the ability to overclock and tweak anything can be totally dictated by the motherboard's ability. The reason why it depends on the memory is because the memory itself has to be designed for overclocking. The reason why it depends on the power supply is because everything in the system depends on the power supply to deliver clean and stable power (the higher the quality of a PSU, the better the chances are of being able to overclock without any headaches provided the rest of the system can handle it).

Regarding the CAS# Latency: it's a value in milliseconds, so the lower the better.
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any way.... i don't think i can find a cheaper build........

and ddr2 has lower cl all the way around..... but that doesn't mean anything
Edited by phantasmor - 4/11/11 at 7:34am
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update.... swapped out case and hard dive comes out 2$ less i wonder if this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152181
is the f3 someone was talking about
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Yes that is the F3 that was spoken of. The F3 is the fastest, most stable 7200rpm HDD you can buy. I have that exact HDD in my sigrig.
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i still have cl9 ram in, but i am going to overclock it to cl7
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i still have cl9 ram in, but i am going to overclock it to cl7
RAM overclocking can be tricky, as RAM is quite fickle and each set can have drastically different OC limits. The good thing is, once you get around 1600MHz CL9, you won't notice much difference at all.

But it's still fun
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yes, that is what i was thinking! fun! although i was thinking of getting some ram with some really good heat spreaders
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yes, that is what i was thinking! fun! although i was thinking of getting some ram with some really good heat spreaders
From what I hear, RAM heatspreaders don't do much of anything unless you're pumping major voltage through them. Heatspreaders were useful for DDR2, when voltages upwards of 2V were common (more voltage = more heat), but with DDR3 and the 1.5V standard heat isn't nearly an issue. Large spreaders are really just aesthetics at this point. You'll damage your motherboard with voltage before you'll reach heat levels where spreaders are really necessary.

tl;dr - Low-profile heatspreaders good, tall heatspreaders not useful. Also, tall heatspreaders can interfere with large CPU coolers. Better to fit a large CPU cooler than have extra cool RAM.
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post #29 of 30
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interesting..... i will buy the ram then post a topic where people can guide me through it, it will be fun!
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It is fun It's really easy too, as long as you have some patience and read the manuals a few times to figure out which cable goes where.

My build last month (first time) only took 2 hours or so, which I've heard is really quick (included cable management time too!). Too quick though, I want to do it again You'll have to be careful about how addictive it is...I'm now looking at $500+ custom watercooling setups....
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