Types of RAM Modules - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-12-2003, 01:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 99
Default Types of RAM Modules

Wht does the CL2.5 mean? Does C2 meant that the ram is of a better grade? Whats HyperX Ram?

How to know if the ram is of a good one?

For example,

512MB DDR266Mhz ECC reg DIMM CL2.5 and 512MB DDRMhz ECC reg DIMM C2. Which would you choose? The PRice are the same for both part.

ECC and ECC Reg.
Whats the diff between the two?

Does Single sided RAM and double sided differ in performance?

Im setting up a Server that is critical to the company network. I know i have to use ECC, but there are so many abbreivations for the type of RAm.. How should i choose?
__________________

__________________
PIV 2.6Ghz w HT 512k Cache 800Mhz FSB
GA 8IPE1000 PRO
Twinmos 1GB DC 400 CL2.5
120GB IBM 7200RPM w 2MB cache
120GB Maxtor 7200RPM w 8MB cache
Nvidia FX5200 128MB
Philips SXGA 150S4 15\" LCD
Cooler Mastor Centurion
Global WIN Cooling System
TDK Cyclone 48X24X28X CDRW
Panasonic FDD
Intel PRO 10/100 TX
Sigma IrDA Port
PixelView FM/TV Pro
James is offline  
Old 03-12-2003, 01:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 99
Default

And also, wht does low profile for RAm mean?
ALso for CL2 and CL3. tks!
__________________

__________________
PIV 2.6Ghz w HT 512k Cache 800Mhz FSB
GA 8IPE1000 PRO
Twinmos 1GB DC 400 CL2.5
120GB IBM 7200RPM w 2MB cache
120GB Maxtor 7200RPM w 8MB cache
Nvidia FX5200 128MB
Philips SXGA 150S4 15\" LCD
Cooler Mastor Centurion
Global WIN Cooling System
TDK Cyclone 48X24X28X CDRW
Panasonic FDD
Intel PRO 10/100 TX
Sigma IrDA Port
PixelView FM/TV Pro
James is offline  
Old 03-12-2003, 11:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 338
Default

wow...sounds like you've got a couple marketing buzz words thrown in there. hyperX ram? ^_^

.This should answer basic questions. I believe it also has some links at the end for more information. If it doesn't...just plug what you're looking for into a search engine. You should find some answers.
Seloce is offline  
Old 03-12-2003, 11:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
the flaming hermit
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 950
Send a message via ICQ to þÄ®âÐÖx Send a message via Yahoo to þÄ®âÐÖx
Default

The CL refers to the latency of the RAM. For more information, read this guide: http://www.sysopt.com/articles/latency/
þÄ®âÐÖx is offline  
Old 03-13-2003, 11:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 99
Default

tks. So, the lower latency, the better? esp for overclocking?
__________________
PIV 2.6Ghz w HT 512k Cache 800Mhz FSB
GA 8IPE1000 PRO
Twinmos 1GB DC 400 CL2.5
120GB IBM 7200RPM w 2MB cache
120GB Maxtor 7200RPM w 8MB cache
Nvidia FX5200 128MB
Philips SXGA 150S4 15\" LCD
Cooler Mastor Centurion
Global WIN Cooling System
TDK Cyclone 48X24X28X CDRW
Panasonic FDD
Intel PRO 10/100 TX
Sigma IrDA Port
PixelView FM/TV Pro
James is offline  
Old 03-13-2003, 12:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
the flaming hermit
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 950
Send a message via ICQ to þÄ®âÐÖx Send a message via Yahoo to þÄ®âÐÖx
Default

Correct. Cas2 will be faster than Cas2.5, which in turn is faster than Cas3. How MUCH faster is the real question.
þÄ®âÐÖx is offline  
Old 03-13-2003, 12:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 99
Default

wht abt double and single side?
The Hyper X from Kingston seems to have some form of heat dissipation. Is it useful?
__________________
PIV 2.6Ghz w HT 512k Cache 800Mhz FSB
GA 8IPE1000 PRO
Twinmos 1GB DC 400 CL2.5
120GB IBM 7200RPM w 2MB cache
120GB Maxtor 7200RPM w 8MB cache
Nvidia FX5200 128MB
Philips SXGA 150S4 15\" LCD
Cooler Mastor Centurion
Global WIN Cooling System
TDK Cyclone 48X24X28X CDRW
Panasonic FDD
Intel PRO 10/100 TX
Sigma IrDA Port
PixelView FM/TV Pro
James is offline  
Old 03-13-2003, 02:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
the flaming hermit
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 950
Send a message via ICQ to þÄ®âÐÖx Send a message via Yahoo to þÄ®âÐÖx
Default

The heat spreader included on many RAM modules (including Kingston Hyper X) is useful for insuring the RAM runs consistantly at a low temperature, as well as improving the overclockability of the RAM. For any new purchases, it's probably worth getting a heat spreader just to ensure that your computer will run smoothly.

As far as double sided vs. single sided, as far as I know there is no difference, speed or otherwise.
þÄ®âÐÖx is offline  
Old 03-13-2003, 05:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
<a href="http://www.tech-forums.net/pc/f109/folding-home-guide-223396/" target="_blank"><img src="http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/4127/110ad0n.png" /></a>
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,765
Send a message via ICQ to Ecniv Send a message via AIM to Ecniv Send a message via Yahoo to Ecniv
Default

70% huh??? Thats pretty damn good, now if only the bus speeds of everything on the board didnt bottleneck it..
__________________
\"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I\'m not sure about the former.\"- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Ecniv is offline  
Old 03-16-2003, 12:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 99
Default

Cheese, tks.The info is very encouraging. So, other than Kingston, what other manufacturers i can pay attention to? Kinda sian to see Kingston lying almost everywhere.
__________________

__________________
PIV 2.6Ghz w HT 512k Cache 800Mhz FSB
GA 8IPE1000 PRO
Twinmos 1GB DC 400 CL2.5
120GB IBM 7200RPM w 2MB cache
120GB Maxtor 7200RPM w 8MB cache
Nvidia FX5200 128MB
Philips SXGA 150S4 15\" LCD
Cooler Mastor Centurion
Global WIN Cooling System
TDK Cyclone 48X24X28X CDRW
Panasonic FDD
Intel PRO 10/100 TX
Sigma IrDA Port
PixelView FM/TV Pro
James is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.