Well, to truely make up for the extra clock cycle latency, you'd have to go another 50% faster... but then your RAM would have to meet the CAS2 performance which it clearly can't, and that kinda defeats the purpose of what you're trying to do, heh.
At any rate, CAS2 doesn't offer a while lot of performance over CAS3. It just gets the information to your CPU in 3 clock cycles instead of 2 clock cycles- the RAM is still capable of fetching 100 million chunks of info per second, CAS is just the delay between CPU requesting and being given it. You're only losing probably an avg 2% mem speed, to a max of 15% in applications that can really take advantage of it. Try it both ways and BM it in Sandra, SETI, Quake3, or whatever you put the highest performance priority on and see how it really affects you
So, umm... if you can get another 5MHz out of your RAM running at CAS3, it's probably worth it.
[This message has been edited by grover (edited 08-26-2000).]
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