I'd really appreciate someone explaining Latency to me. I understand the basic idea of what it is, and how it increases in a situation where you use 2 sticks instead of 1 for an equivalent amount of RAM, but what do all the numbers mean ? For example, I'm looking at buying some PC3200 Corsair RAM that:
"has been verified to operate at 200 MHz (2.5-3-3, 2T command rate) and 166 MHz (2-2-2,1T command rate)."
generally, the lower the latency the better ie,faster preformance ram
for my mobo MSI K7T266 Pro2 RU i 've set my Legend pc2100 256mb to
Cas Latency = 2
Row Precharge Time = 2T
RAS Pulse Width = 5T
Ras to Cas Delay = 2T
bank-Interleave = 4Way
Burst Length = 4QW
SDRAM 1T Caommand = Enable
this is pretty much the fastest setting u can get, now u might not have all the functions in your bios, but just set what ever u can. and u have 2 change "Configure SDRam Timing" to "Usr" 1st inorder to change your ram setting.