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    Just Another Retired Moderator Jon's Avatar
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    Interesting...

    I just got another 256MB stick of Crucial memory that ended up being CL3 instead of CAS2. This was my mistake and I ordered another stick today and made sure it was CAS2. The CL3 stick can just go in my dual D6VAA board since it has 256MB CL3 memory already.

    What I found interesting is the benchmark. My old memory score on the VP6 with 256MB CL2 Crucial was 403/503. With 512MB of Crucial at CL3 it did 400/498. This is on 150MHz FSB.

    Do any of you find it odd that I practically lost no bandwidth at all or does the extra 256MB make that much of a performance difference?

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    maybe your northbridge and memory controller is the limiting factor, and not the memory timing...?
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    Good a guess as any.

    I had first assumed it had to be due to the chiopset since it was as close to identical scores as you can get.

    Kind've makes me mad that I went and bought that other CL2 Crucial module now that I know it won't make any difference. I needed extra memory anyways.

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    Well, I got my new 256MB module of Crucial CAS2 in and my benchmark jumped from what I listed previously to 426/529.

    I guess the extra memory did help a bit in scores since no other changes from 256MB CAS2 were made.

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