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Old 05-25-01, 11:49 AM   #1
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http://www.crucial.com/store/listpar...-J150&x=9&y=15

That's what I got when I went to crucial...erm. I'm confused.
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Old 05-25-01, 11:58 AM   #2
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Depends on how much you want and how fast you want it. The difference between each two of the same size is that one is CL2 and one is CL3. CL2 is slightly faster then CL3. (this is a latency issue for the memory) The cost is only a couple dollars, so getting the CL2 would be a good idea.
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Old 05-25-01, 11:59 AM   #3
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Thank you very much. YOu'll have to understand I'm pretty much an F'N moron when it comes to PCs.

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Old 05-25-01, 12:01 PM   #4
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The other thing to add in is that if you have CL3 memory already, and you add in CL2, you go as fast as your slowest memory, which would be CL3.

I think there are programs to help you figure out what type of RAM you currently have, but if you just order the CL2 you're fine in either case of having CL3 or CL2.
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Old 05-25-01, 12:09 PM   #5
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The other thing to add in is that if you have CL3 memory already, and you add in CL2, you go as fast as your slowest memory, which would be CL3.

I think there are programs to help you figure out what type of RAM you currently have, but if you just order the CL2 you're fine in either case of having CL3 or CL2.
I'm not sure what I have...but I will order the higher one
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Old 05-25-01, 12:13 PM   #6
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If you want 15% off use this link.

http://www.crucial.com/webpromo

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Old 05-25-01, 01:02 PM   #7
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If you want 15% off use this link.

http://www.crucial.com/webpromo

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Old 05-26-01, 03:16 PM   #8
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Thanks for the link...now if only my PC would get here...
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Old 05-26-01, 04:34 PM   #9
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If you do nothing reall intensive with your pc, you probably won't even notice the difference between CL2 and CL3 ram... besides, Crucial is mucho expensive ram, I can get the same amount of ram in Canada for a lower price by around 20-25% even if it's CAS 3 ram, I won't notice a difference unless I run benchmarks.

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Old 05-26-01, 05:06 PM   #10
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If you do nothing reall intensive with your pc, you probably won't even notice the difference between CL2 and CL3 ram... besides, Crucial is mucho expensive ram, I can get the same amount of ram in Canada for a lower price by around 20-25% even if it's CAS 3 ram, I won't notice a difference unless I run benchmarks.

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are you comparing generic ram with crucial or good quality ram with it. for people who overclock there is a difference. the cheaper generic ram just gives up if you push it. crucial ram does not. mine is running at 143 when the ram is rated for 133. generic ram usually will not work at faster speeds.

if you have some great source however. post away

I am always willing to check out a deal

I agree most people will not see any difference between cas 2 or cas 3 ram.

Buy the cas 3 unless the price is very close.
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Old 05-26-01, 10:32 PM   #11
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and we have a RAM WAR!
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Old 05-26-01, 10:35 PM   #12
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and we have a RAM WAR!
not really a war. I would love to find a source that is even cheaper than crucial but overclocks like it. or at least is as stable even at the same speed that it is rated for. I have found crucial and mushkin to be the best two companies. I just was curious who he uses .
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Old 05-27-01, 09:56 PM   #13
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Need more RAM for DELL P3 450 mhz

Need more RAM for DELL P3 450 mhz

I have 128 MB RAM currently.

I would like to double or triple it. Will I notice any differences?? I am going to stsrt using DV with my new firewire card extensively, so that is the main purpose of the question.

Any ideas?

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Re: Need more RAM for DELL P3 450 mhz

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Need more RAM for DELL P3 450 mhz

I have 128 MB RAM currently.

I would like to double or triple it. Will I notice any differences?? I am going to stsrt using DV with my new firewire card extensively, so that is the main purpose of the question.

Any ideas?

if you are working with large files then you will notice for sure. what operating system are you running. win 98 shows the most improvement up to 256 MB then the improvements are small since win 98 does use memory the same way after 256 MB. Not sure why.

as cheap as ram is and your need for a lot of memory due to your use. I would add 256MB more.
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