How to recognize memory timings ?

baligavinod

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my friend wanted to buy 1 gig of DDR2 800. How do i read the timings (i mean the latency timings) of memory while buying ???

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1Tanker

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my friend wanted to buy 1 gig of DDR2 800. How do i read the timings (i mean the latency timings) of memory while buying ???

Vinod
They're either printed on the packaging, or there's(most times) a sticker on the module with the timings on it. If these are lacking(which is often the case with value-ram), you would have to go to the manufacturers website. If you don't have that access at the time, or they don't publish the timings on their site....you're S.O.L...and i would be tempted to stay away from them. :wink:
 

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my friend wanted to buy 1 gig of DDR2 800. How do i read the timings (i mean the latency timings) of memory while buying ???

Vinod

he can run cpuz small software utility, it will give him the factory programmed timings and also the manufacture website as noted above
 

rodney_ws

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I think the OP is asking how to determine the timings of chips he doesn't physically possess... CPUZ is great, but I doubt that's going to help him with his pre-purchase decision making. NewEgg is generally good about posting the timings of its memory products.
 

warezme

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I think the OP is asking how to determine the timings of chips he doesn't physically possess... CPUZ is great, but I doubt that's going to help him with his pre-purchase decision making. NewEgg is generally good about posting the times of its memory products.

I read to quick and thought he was purchasing from a friend..., either way I also noted he could get those timings from the manufacture website...
 

Mondoman

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w - CPUZ and similar utilities will only provide the SPD info, not the true max speed/latency rating backed by the manufacturer.

For the OP, be sure to get the spec voltage for the speed/latency settings, since those settings are only guaranteed at the given spec voltage.
 

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