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Bandwidth - Latency Trade-off

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Anonymous
a b } Memory
May 1, 2002 6:48:28 AM

Following the usually clear (but sometimes convoluted) posts on this board, including those by indviduals who use pseudonymns to agree with themselves, I've obtained a rudimentary understanding of memory technology...the following question may demonstrate how rudimentary it is:

In deciding what DDR memory to purchase, higher bandwidth = higher cost. Lower Latency = higher cost. (more MB's = higer cost too)

Dollar for dollar and without refernce to my particular situation which I'm intentionally omitting, which attribute is it wisest to "pay up" for?
May 1, 2002 4:51:03 PM

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including those by indviduals who use pseudonymns to agree with themselves,


lol


What system do you have, and what kind of RAM are you talking about? Generally something that's rated for higher bandwidth can be run at lower bandwidth with lower latency, but not always the other way around.

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Anonymous
a b } Memory
May 1, 2002 6:32:08 PM

I'm still trying to learn enough to build a new system -- all I've done in the past is cannibalize aging computers and swap parts in and out. Thanks for the info!
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