Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by WiredBrain, Apr 4, 2003.
Can I someone explains or provide more info on CAS Latency? My CAS Latency is 2.
thats faster than 2.5 or 3
the lower the settings the more aggressive and faster the timings.
I buy corsair memory as its guarenteed to run at the fastest timings.
I believe CAS stands for Column Access Strobe.
whenever i set mine to 2, i get alot more errors, so i keep it on 2.5 and don't really notice a different in every day useage.
You mean you can't notice a 4 thousand of a second difference?
no but its the diffrence between 12500 3d marks and 13000 3d marks ,
So, when I'm buying RAM, do I need to check out the CAS Latency?
if your into numbers, yes, the lower the better.. if you just want the memory to run the computer, it shouldnt matter.
i dont think anything over 2.5 CAS Latency is very worthy of a computer.
Corsair do 1 of the best CAS2 Sticks in any speed imho
but dont forget NTFS Sponsor Crucial Memory, CAS 2.5 there though.
cas latency affects the initial burst of data...
if you have cas 2.5 and cas 2 ddr2700 memory... while the cas 2 will have a faster initial burst of data (obviously due to lower timings) they both operate @ the same speed...
My crucial CAS 2.5 runs at CAS 2.0 with no problems