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Old 10-26-2006, 12:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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how important is latency in ram? what is a good number for an amd 64x2 4200+ windsor? i heard lower=better with amd...
i notice the numbers are listed with the upper end kits on newegg.
two part question, actually...
how important would latency be to an e6300 conroe?
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e6300 is not a conroe, it is an allendale. i would say CAS latency isn't that important to either when compared to frequency. if it was s939 i would say CAS is important. lower CAS is generally considered better but i wouldn't go out of my way to pay more for lower latency DDR2 when you can get higher frequency.
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ok thanks, that makes sense.
as far as the allendale...does that name include the 6300 and the 6400?
if so, what are the differences between conroe and allendale?
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Allendale have less cache compared to Conroe. (2Mibs Vs. 4.)
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Latency is the delay in which two devices communicate. The lower the delay, the faster instructions/commands can be interpretted.

You probally won't notice a difference between 3 and 2, except for benchmarking - but it depends really on the quality of the RAM.
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i ordered this ram :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034
expensive, but i figure you get what you pay for (mostly)
i will be using it with a amd 64x2 4200+
i notice the latency of this ram is 4.
it seems the lower mhz ram has lower latency.
nitestick says frequency better than latency, eg. 800mhz latency 4 better than 533mhz latency 3?
argggggggg....
this ram should be okay, wouldn't you think?
i hope i didn't screw up...just ordered it today and this is my forst time building (and i don't know jack)
in most of the reviews of this ram people say that the timing is better than the 5-5-5-12,and worth the extra 20 bones.
jeez, i don't even know what that means, really...
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