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The Coolest

Senior Member
Jul 29, 2001
I have a PC-133 128MB mem module that pretty much sux, it won't do 134MHz (in BIOS my mobo won't do 133 exactly) @ CAS 2 (2-2-2) stable, I'm now @ 2-2-3, so my Q is I'm burning in for almost two hours now on high priority (with Sandra mem-bench) and it seems stable so far, is it an indicator of RAM stability, and will the 3 instead of the 2 make a big difference betwin RAM performance?


Magical Leopluridon Senior
Nov 28, 2001
in a magical field
the last number for memory is less important than the first (i hope that made sense :) ) Do some mem benches and compare 2-2-2 to 2-2-3 at the same FSB speed and see if there is a difference. It will be minor (<.01%) at worst. I hardly think you would notice that :)

If you have to back off the timings to get a higher FSB, do some real-world benchmarks to see if you are better off with a higher FSB&CPU speed or faster mem timings.

good luck