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LiquidConfusion

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OK Ive built a handfull of PC's and this is the first time Ive ever really O/C'd Ive done a lot of reading and searching (literally months) The one question that I havent found an answer to is...
Exactly what are all the memory settings for/do? I understand CAS I just dont know what the rest of the settings are for and I hate toying with stuff that I dont know what it does
Help?!?
 

David

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Hi and Welcome to the forums. You may have better luck asking about memory timings etc. in the Memory forum.

CAS latency is basically the timings of the RAM - gaps between transmission of data. Lower is better, CAS3 is better than CAS2.5 which is better than CAS2.
 
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LiquidConfusion

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Thanks guys somehow I completely missed a sticky in the memory section... looked there like 10 times to... sry for the stupid question... The link in it answers all my Q thanks again
 

Lancelot

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Ehmm, David, isn't it the opposite? cas2 is better (faster) than cas2.5 which is better than cas3. What's also often forgotten is that ONLY the INITIAL BURST of data is faster with a lower cas setting. When transferring large amounts of data there's no real difference between cas2 or 3...