View Full Version : Memory timings stuff
02-22-05, 10:41 PM
Hey, right now I've got a stick of Infineon pc3200 512 in my computer. It's got a CAS rating of 3.0. I'm gonna go get another stick to double my memory, but I'm wondering, do the timings really affect framerates? If I saved up and got a 1024 kit of some aggresively timed memory would I get better speed, or are memory timings for overclockers mainly looking to squeeze out extra juice?
Getting an extra 512MB is the big thing. As far as CL that depends on the system you have running and, of course, overclocking potential. Running dual channel might be a hit or miss with your present ram if you are thinking about that. If you are newegg has some Kingston matched sticks for around $130.
02-23-05, 08:06 AM
most important latency is cas latency. optimal is 2.0 and it does give performance boost in games but not so much in benchmarks. u can try to tighten the latency of ur 3.0 ram to 2.0 or 2.5. also, another tweak to optimize ram is setting the tras to 9-11.
02-25-05, 05:33 PM
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