RAM for G5... CL 2.5 or CL 3. Any advantage to either?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by neonart, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. neonart macrumors 65816


    Sep 4, 2002
    Near a Mac since 1993.
    I though that CL2.5 would be better than CL3 in my G5 and found 1GB of Samsung CL2.5 at a local shop. Im now having a hard time getting the same stuff. (Barefeats got some real uncertain results when they tried to test different RAM speeds. I dont want to base my choice on their tests.)

    What do you guys think?

    Should I try to find CL2.5 to match what I have, get rid of it and go to all CL3, or just mismatch CL2.5 and CL3?

    If you have any technical insight about this it would be great!
  2. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    CL is Command Latency. A CL rating is the number of clock cycles the RAM takes to return information requested by the computer. I don't know what mismatched CL RAM would do if anything.

    Basically though, the lower the CL, the better!
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Memory is switched, the Memory Controller is only looking at a pair of DIMMs at a time.

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