CAS Latency

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by WiredBrain, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. WiredBrain

    WiredBrain Guest

    Can I someone explains or provide more info on CAS Latency? My CAS Latency is 2.
     
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    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.
     
  3. scriptasylum

    scriptasylum Moderator

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    I believe CAS stands for Column Access Strobe. :)
     
  4. WiredBrain

    WiredBrain Guest

    Thank you
     
  5. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    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.
     
  6. Gus K

    Gus K NTFS abuser

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    You mean you can't notice a 4 thousand of a second difference?:D
     
  7. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    no but its the diffrence between 12500 3d marks and 13000 3d marks , ;)
     
  8. WiredBrain

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    So, when I'm buying RAM, do I need to check out the CAS Latency?
     
  9. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    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.
     
  10. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    Corsair do 1 of the best CAS2 Sticks in any speed :) imho


    but dont forget NTFS Sponsor Crucial Memory, CAS 2.5 there though.
     
  11. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    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...
     
  12. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    My crucial CAS 2.5 runs at CAS 2.0 with no problems
     
  13. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    ditto. :)