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mnstr_trd_sd
Oct 18, 2004, 05:21 PM
PC3200U-30330
PC3200U-25440

Just bought more ram and noticed in the profiler that the numbers are different. Did I buy slower ram or something. Please help I have a week to return it. Thanks everyone.

numark
Oct 18, 2004, 06:49 PM
PC3200U-30330
PC3200U-25440

Just bought more ram and noticed in the profiler that the numbers are different. Did I buy slower ram or something. Please help I have a week to return it. Thanks everyone.
No, that's perfectly normal. One stick is running at CAS 3 (a measure of the access speed), the other is running at CAS 2.5 (the second one with 25440; the lower the CAS number, the faster memory can be accessed). So, in fact, you got higher speed RAM. Note, however, that the G5 can only run at CAS 3, so the faster RAM will just slow down to match the other stick. I run the exact same configuration on my system, and I haven't had a problem yet. It's nothing to worry about at all.

mnstr_trd_sd
Oct 18, 2004, 06:52 PM
Thanks numark,

I was getting a little worried there.