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Corsair change their timings?

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October 1, 2003 8:49:15 AM

anyone else notice this? I went to buy some more corsair ram and they seem to have upped their values a bit.

TwinX512-3200LLPT XMS3200 512MB 2-3-2-6-T1 2x184 DIMM Platinum

4 months ago when I purchased my 3200llpt it was specifically at 2-2-2-6-T1.

Now only their pc2700 has 2,2,2,5. Mine runs just fine at 2-2-2-6 I was wondering why they upped it a bit on their site?...anyone notice this?

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October 1, 2003 3:21:50 PM

The change was made because many of the canterwood/springdale chipset motherboards didn't like running <b>RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD)</b> at 2.

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October 1, 2003 3:54:17 PM

so the ram itself hasn't changed at all? as in no modifications, if a buy some more now, its just what I own from a few months ago?

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October 1, 2003 4:25:22 PM

The early 3200LL (Rev 1.1) is based on Winbond Rev B -5 chips. The current 3200LL (Rev 1.2) is based on Winbond Rev C -5 chips. Winbond Rev B -5 is a margin better than Winbond Rev C -5. If you would like to have all your modules built using the same materials, I would suggest you go for Corsair XMS PC3500 C2 if you have Rev 1.1 and 3200LL if you have Rev 1.2.

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October 1, 2003 4:39:23 PM

cool, so can i assume i'm going to need to open the case, take off those cool heat spreaders and look around for some tiny number that tells me my exact revision?

Oh ya, and if ran at pc3200 speeds can the xms3500 cl2 run at 2-2-2-6 T1?

Oh Oh ya, and the -5 stands for 5 nanoseconds right? So wouldn't ram running at say -4.5 or -4(haven't seen this) running at simmular timings be a good deal faster? I'm not definitly sold on corsair, I just want something at least as good as the 512twinxpc3200llpt but I want a gig of whatever I get, the 512 will be put into another system.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by dinkster9 on 10/01/03 09:44 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
October 1, 2003 5:22:46 PM

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so can i assume i'm going to need to open the case, take off those cool heat spreaders and look around for some tiny number that tells me my exact revision?

The version should be located on the label. Like <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage.asp?image=20-145-42..." target="_new">this</A> "v1.1" module.

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October 1, 2003 5:24:32 PM

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... and the -5 stands for 5 nanoseconds right?

Yes, that's correct.

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October 1, 2003 5:35:31 PM

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Oh ya, and if ran at pc3200 speeds can the xms3500 cl2 run at 2-2-2-6 T1?

If using an nForce2 based mobo, I would say it's highly probable that you'll be able to run with those settings if 1 or 2 of the Corsair XMS PC3500 C2 memory modules are installed.

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October 1, 2003 5:46:32 PM

If overclocking with the nforce2 chipset and looking for something at least as good as your current modules, I would suggest quality memory modules built using winbond Rev B -5 chips - Mushkin PC3500 Level II black or Corsair XMS PC3500 C2, for example.

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October 10, 2003 3:45:07 AM

Thanks, I went with 2x512 of the corsair pc3500C2.

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October 10, 2003 3:56:37 AM

No problem. Glad to help! ;) 

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