Crucial 4Gb kits, CAS 4 vs CAS 5

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Inconsequential, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    #1
    Now, the CAS 4 kit is a touch over £10 more vs the CAS 5...

    Is it worth it?

    As a speed freak I say it is, however knowledge suggests its a few % at best...

    Im ordering tonight so quick discussion eh? :p
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
  3. Inconsequential thread starter macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
  5. II AndyG33 II macrumors regular

    II AndyG33 II

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Location:
    Illinois
    #5
    I totally know what you're talking about when you say you're a speed freak!
    I want every little thing that will make my computer as fast as possible
    thats why i would go for the one for 10 w/e more
    I probably don't need the upgraded version of the mbp (the 2499 one)
    but of course.
    i want the best of the best
    (I HATE 17")
    it's supposed to be a laptop not a suticase
     
  6. killerwhack macrumors regular

    killerwhack

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    #6
    Waste Of Money

    Any difference in price is a waste of your money. There is no way you are going to be able to notice a difference. Been there & done that.
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Location:
    Working for MI-6
    #7
    I went for OWC CAS 4 Latency RAM for my 2.4GHz 20"iMac - works great. I know it is only marginally faster than CAS 5 latency RAM, but it was worth it to me. :)
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #8
    Faster in synthetic memory benchmarks or real world applications? :p

    If your time is REALLY that valuable then get a quad/octo core and loads of RAM.
     
  9. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    #9
    Barefeats measured the Corsair and the OWC CL4 memory and they came out to about a 1% improvement in real world application performance.

    The reason of course is that there are many things that the results depend on besides memory performance - hard drive, CPU, GPU, etc.
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Location:
    Working for MI-6
    #10
    Neither - faster in my head (making it worth the extra couple of bucks). :p :D :)
     
  11. II AndyG33 II macrumors regular

    II AndyG33 II

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Location:
    Illinois
    #11
    i love the way you think :p:p:p
     
  12. Inconsequential thread starter macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    #12
    Ordered the normal 4Gb Kit, Lighroom 64 bit doesn't half like memory!
     

Share This Page