April 14th, 2005, 16:57 PM
what do the cl and cas designations indicate
i was looking at some corsair memory earlier and i noticed a few different selections when i dropped in my filter entries. one was VS512MB400 512MB DDR400 PC3200 CAS2.5 Value Select Memory Retail and the other was VS512MBKIT400C3 512MB Kit DDR400 PC3200 CAS3 Value Select Memory Retail
anyone help out decipfering the CAS2.5 and CAS3 also saw one that said CL3
one other thing, is it necessary to have something like this ram
TWINX1024-3200C2 1GB DDR400 XMS3200 Dual-Channel Memory
as opposed to this ram
VS1GBKIT400 1GB Kit DDR400 PC3200 CAS2.5 Value Select Memory
to take advantage of the dual channel capability of a mobo ? tx in advance. ~s
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April 18th, 2005, 11:13 AM
April 18th, 2005, 11:43 AM
xlnt explanation, fg. tx for the reply. i did call the asus tech supp and got the answer to the dual channel ram capabilities, tho. he said that so long as the essentials matched, the mfgr, size, speed, latency, ecc,... and they were placed in the proper slots, i should have no trouble getting a dual channel setup. that was my main concern, since this friend isn't going to be doing any oc'g. i just wanted to get him the best performance for his standard setup. understanding the cas and cl meanings was just my curiosity. tx. ~s
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