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Help with RAM questions

I decided i needed to upgrade my RAM for better gaming (CS, DoD, WoW), and i was wondering if theres anything i should know before i buy one, i.e. difficulty of installation(i have installed a nVidia 6600gt, creative soundblaster audigy2, and second HD, so i have a general idea of computers).

Im thinking of getting this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145450

what do you guys think?
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I decided i needed to upgrade my RAM for better gaming (CS, DoD, WoW), and i was wondering if theres anything i should know before i buy one, i.e. difficulty of installation(i have installed a nVidia 6600gt, creative soundblaster audigy2, and second HD, so i have a general idea of computers).

Im thinking of getting this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145450

what do you guys think?
Installing RAM is just about the easiest thing you can do to your PC,,,,you will be fine.

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im thinking all you would have to do is put them in their slots, and maybe run a configuration of some sort?
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im thinking all you would have to do is put them in their slots, and maybe run a configuration of some sort?
no configuration needed, just install it......it only goes in one way.

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Be sure that the computer is OFF when you do it....
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Be sure that the computer is OFF when you do it....
and make sure you do not have a static charge on ur body. so go touch a metal faucet, or oven before you touch the inside of your coputer.

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installing ram is super easy, if you managed to figure out the hd you'll be fine. Just discharge first, and I'm not talking bodily fluids here

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Great choice on the memory.

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funny enough i was looking at that exact same memory today.

i had a question. what is the timing on the memory? some are 2-3-3-6 and some were 3-3-3-8.
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i think that has something to do with latency, but thats just a guess...
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funny enough i was looking at that exact same memory today.

i had a question. what is the timing on the memory? some are 2-3-3-6 and some were 3-3-3-8.
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CAS is an acronym for column address strobe, or sometimes column address select, both referring to the column of the physical memory location in an array of capacitors (a grid comprised of columns and rows) used in dynamic random access memory modules. Latency refers to the amount of time, or lag, that is experienced in traversing a system. Taken together, the CAS Latency (CL) refers to the length of time, in clock cycles, it takes for a request sent from the memory controller to read a memory location and send it to the module's output pins.

Data is stored in individual memory cells, each uniquely identified by a memory bank, row, and column reference. In accessing DRAM, controllers first select a memory bank, then a row location (using the RAS, row address strobe), then a column location (using the CAS). Because the column selection is the last step before requesting to read the data from the physical location of the memory cell, the CAS Latency measures the number of clock cycles between the time the request for data is sent to the actual memory location and the time the data is transmitted out from the module.

When selecting a RAM card the lower the CAS latency rating the better your system will perform. Current DDR2 RAM should have a CAS latency of about three, or optimally two.

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