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RAM, what is cas latency? what's better 9-9-9-24 vs. 7-7-7-20? Huh???

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by mas5acre, Mar 8, 2009.

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  1. mas5acre

    mas5acre Notebook Evangelist

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    RAM, what is cas latency? what's better 9-9-9-24 vs. 7-7-7-20? Huh???
     
  2. namaiki

    namaiki Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    lower is usually better.


    <-- doesn't actually know what it is, but basically the ram can cycle through operations faster?
     
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    The_Moo™ Here we go again.....

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    i always knew lower was beter but not exactly what it was thanks guys :D
     
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    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    lower CAS timings are better, but please note that the actual difference in performance will be negligible in real life. You will not be able to tell any difference in performance, when the sticks are used in otherwise identical machines.
    If the price difference is more than $50, go with the slower timings. If they are the same price, than go for the lower timing memory.

    K-TRON
     
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