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Old 04-06-2006, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have 1GB Ram and wanted to upgrade to 2GB Ram (Dual). I'm confused as to what 3-3-3-8 and 2-3-3-6 and all those timing numbers mean.. Which one of these do you think I should buy?

2-3-3-6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145575

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145574

3-3-3-8

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145486
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Links don't work.

I will start off with general information, do you know what ram your motherboard supports? DDR or DDRII? Do you know the speed of the ram e.g. PC3200? Tighter timmings are better (lower numbers.) What are you doing that may need 2gb's of ram?
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Sorry about that. Links are fixed. my current ram is Corsair DDR 3200
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Basically, lower numbers are better. Definetely get the 2-3-3-6 ones. But i suggest getting some G skill sticks. Much better IMO.
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Anybody care to explain why lower latencies are better?
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"Latency is a time delay between the moment something is initiated"

Lower latency times equals less time something takes to get started
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Old 04-06-2006, 08:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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so then which of those links above should i buy? no one has answered my question yet, hehe
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Quote:
Originally posted by Trifid
Links don't work.

I will start off with general information, do you know what ram your motherboard supports? DDR or DDRII? Do you know the speed of the ram e.g. PC3200? Tighter timmings are better (lower numbers.) What are you doing that may need 2gb's of ram?
I easilly eat up 2Gbs of RAM on a daily level.
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I easilly eat up 2Gbs of RAM on a daily level.
I have easily done it too (but with 1.5gb)

I did this the other day: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v5...id/My%20room/? ...how my PC crawled closing photoshop. I haven't had a chance to watch it yet as I am running out of hdd space fast.

I was more implying that there are people that think my PC will be twice as fast with twice as much ram when all they do is chech their mail on the PC.


Out of them: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145574


If it was me buying though: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210
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