View Full Version : CL2 or CL3 SDRAM
06-25-2001, 12:14 AM
I need to buy a 256MB stick of SDRAM and was wondering what the difference is between CL2 and CL3? Also, does anyone have any recommendations as to where I should buy from?
06-25-2001, 01:34 AM
as far as regular stuff goes CL (CAS) 2 RAM won't do you much good. Things like Word, Excel, blah blah blah won't benefit from that RAM. What will benefit from it is if you are a gamer. The Latency is lower (hence the 2 rating rather than the 3 :D) on the CL2 SDRAM.
http://www.crucial.com is a good place to get it. It might be more expensive than the generic stuff (CRAP!) but flaky RAM can bring down your whole system. Go for the good stuff.
06-25-2001, 01:11 PM
Latency is the amount of time it takes to start accessing the ram. Explanation of what cas latency is (http://www.corsairmicro.com/main/trg-cas.html)
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