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February 19, 2012 3:51:08 AM

Whenever I look at RAM i see stuff like cl9 or cl8, what do those numbers mean?

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February 19, 2012 4:43:08 AM
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February 19, 2012 3:07:21 PM

Cache latency. The lower the number the faster access/response times for the memory. In otherwords it takes the machine less time to search for and retrieve the information stored in the ram, thus speeding up system performance.
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February 19, 2012 3:32:53 PM

Armored_Seraph said:
Cache latency. The lower the number the faster access/response times for the memory. In otherwords it takes the machine less time to search for and retrieve the information stored in the ram, thus speeding up system performance.



CAS latency NOT cache latency. :??: 

CAS as in Column Address Strobe.
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February 19, 2012 4:03:17 PM

Interesting to note. Info still applies to how CAS latency is applied.
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February 20, 2012 8:08:35 AM

so it is lower, ends up being better?
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February 20, 2012 8:11:03 AM

There are other things to factor in but yes, lower is faster. So if you had say 2 kits of DDR3 1600 and one was cas 9 and one was cas 7 the cas 7 would be slightly faster.
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February 21, 2012 9:37:10 AM

or cl 7?
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February 21, 2012 10:19:42 AM

Best answer selected by Freshbuilder.
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February 21, 2012 12:41:18 PM

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