View Full Version : What's the advantage of CL2?
July 3rd, 2002, 08:01 PM
July 3rd, 2002, 08:03 PM
OOPS LOL, I meant to post...
What sort of performance increase does CL2 really give over CL3? Would I be better off with 4 1gb CL3 sticks or 4 512mb CL2 sticks (both ECC)?
July 6th, 2002, 06:30 PM
Er... What does CL stand for? ^^
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July 8th, 2002, 08:22 AM
Well, it should be asked in some hardware related-forum tho! but here's what i know...
CL is cache-latency.... this is a RAM term... lower the number... faster your RAM is... and thus faster is your machine's overall performance...
Hardcore overclockers normally try to run their RAM sticks at CL2 whether or not their sticks are CL2.5 or CL2... it gives u roughly 10% boost in the performance... but if your machine locks or BSOD's or reboots automatically after setting it to CL2 then you may be forced to use CL2.5 in order to keep your machine running properly...
Increasing the voltage to the CL2.5 RAM sticks may also help running it at CL2, but u need to be an electronics freak to do it...
July 8th, 2002, 10:28 AM
Hardcore overclockers NEVER run there RAM at CL2, it durasticly decreases frequeny potential, thus resulting in lower clocks...
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