View Full Version : Memory questions

10-29-2002, 02:58 PM
i was wondering if some one could clearify some memory questions i have. In my BIOS i found several settigs that relate to my memory (i have pc-133 CL-3). these options include: (and what my memory is set to)
CAS Latency -3
RAS to CAS Delay -3
RAS Precharge Delay -3
Active Precharge Delay -6

what do these valuse mean?, will my system die if i move them down to 2? im not sure the quality of the ram( im sure it's not Corsair some other reputable company). Any info/ web site that could help would be great. thanks

Mr. C
10-29-2002, 04:12 PM
Here's an excellent site on those matters;

In particular you are looking for this page I believe;

The short answer is you could give CAS 2 a try, but if you notice any programs or anything locking or going goofy set your latency back to 3.

I wouldn't reccomend doing anything sensitive, like your taxes or payroll during the testing period

With the low cost of SDRAM you could probably get some CAS 2 modules quite cheap too.

10-29-2002, 06:34 PM
thanks for the help, that site answerd everything

Mr. C
10-29-2002, 10:31 PM
You are welcome.
I highly suggest you add that guide to your Favorites - in the past it has been updated frequently and I assume will be again as technology requires.

It is an excellent resource for tweakers.

10-30-2002, 01:09 AM
hey mr.c that is a great site...thanks for the link!!!! :thumb:

10-30-2002, 03:24 PM
He has some very good guides there. :thumb:

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