DCKC Posted December 8, 2005 Share Posted December 8, 2005 I have just purchased a set of TWINX1024 - 3200C2PT for a new build. Now this is advertised with a latency of 2-3-3-6 / 400Mhz, But SPD detects These modules as 3-3-3-8, confirmed with CPUz and Memtest, in both a Giga NF2 and MSI K8T Neo. Now I assume, and from trawling through various posts and forums, this means that the memory is supposedly guaranteed for 2-3-3-6 (Label Indicating CL2), and the SPD reported is the JEDEC rating, or what the memory should be. This would be a fair enough explanation, but if so, why is this not mentioned when purchasing, and how is it that I am pretty much certain, that I have used Corsair Modules in the past, that have reported SPD as advertised ? For example, a recent friends woe with his 1024 - 3200XLPT, posted elsewhere on this forum. His is rated at 2-2-2-5 / 400Mhz, and picked up by SPD as quoted. However, his problem was slightly different in that it failed to operate at the quoted speeds, even though correctly identified by SPD. If somebody could also dismiss another myth for me. Modules rated at CL2, I have long believed could possibly have stability issues in Athlon Based systems and thus should be set to 2.5. However there appears to be some confusion as to whether this is still the case with more recent Athlons / Athlon 64's. Should they function correctly at CL2 ? And to finish with a minor gripe - If the reported SPD is indeed what my modules truly are, understanding the concept that XMS is memory tested beyond specification. This difference between, CL2 and CL3 memory, cost wise is quite substantial. In many builds, I purchase generic memory, rated at CL2.5, for perhaps less than half the price of these, and it too will usually function at CL2. Now I appreciate the guarantee of quality, hence the corsair purchase, but it does leave you feeling a little gutted, when in reality you have just purchased CL3 memory. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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