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    Arrow Big difference in CAS latency?

    Hello, I have 100$ to spend on a ram upgrade, and I have a decision to make.

    Currently I have Corair ValueRam 512mb, with 3-3-3-8, as it is OC'ed.

    Would my money be best used getting another gb of this ram, with its stock timings being 2.5-?-?-?, or should I give this stick away and buy 1gb of some Corsair XMS or similar?

    peace
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    Default Re: Big difference in CAS latency?

    If you're going to upgrade your RAM, get dual 1GB sticks. Get value stuff if you have to. Don't give your current RAM away for any reason. Sell it to buy more RAM.

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    Default Re: Big difference in CAS latency?

    How could I get dual 1gb sticks?

    You think it's worth it to have more ValueRam than less ram with tighter timings?

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    Default Re: Big difference in CAS latency?

    You buy a matched pair or just buy the same stick twice... What do you mean how?

    Yes, having more is usally better than having faster RAM. I'd say if you get more than 2GBs this no longer applies.

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    Default Re: Big difference in CAS latency?

    Newegg has a sweet deal on both XMS (2-3-3-6@2.75v) and OCZ (2-3-2-5@2.6v) RAM... 210 and 205 respectively, for 2-1gig sticks of PC3200 after rebate. <o:p></o:p>

    I have read some reviews where faster timings yielded ~20 fps, where others it did not make much difference. It's really game/system and setting specific, but it's a given that you'd want the faster timings. Keep in mind that most RAM can be tweaked with more voltage for faster timings and or MHz, some better than others.

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