My memory (crucial ballistix) can run at 400mhz 4-4-4-12 or 533mhz 5-5-5-15. Is there any advantage to running it with lower CAS latency (4-4-4-12) or does the higher speed always reflect increased performance?
The difference is minimal and really comes down to overclocking options. If you can run well over 400mhz fsb then start to loosen up the timing it's probably going to be faster. There is no real standard for DDR2-1066 though so it's really just an overclocker memory.