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  • Mon, Sep 7 2009 9:50 AM

    Which RAM?

    Hi all,

    I'm going to upgrade my laptop from 2GB to 4GB of RAM.  I've got a choice between two different specs, and while I sort-of get how to read RAM specs, I can't tell which of the options below is best:

    DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 256Meg x 64

    or

    DDR2 PC2-6400 • CL=6 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-800 • 1.8V • 256Meg x 64

    The price is the same for either choice.  Anyone got any suggestions of which to go for?

    thanks,
    Carl 

     

    Media Composer 2020.6 w/Symphony/SS/PF options, HP Z-Book G6 17", i7-9850H 2.60GHz, 32gb RAM, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000, Windows 10 Pro [view my complete system specs]

    "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who only consider the price are this man's lawful prey."  - John Ruskin (1819-1900)

     

    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

  • Mon, Sep 7 2009 10:36 AM In reply to

    Re: Which RAM?

    Never mind, Wikipedia to the rescue!! :)

    adios,
    Carl 

    Media Composer 2020.6 w/Symphony/SS/PF options, HP Z-Book G6 17", i7-9850H 2.60GHz, 32gb RAM, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000, Windows 10 Pro [view my complete system specs]

    "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who only consider the price are this man's lawful prey."  - John Ruskin (1819-1900)

     

    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

  • Mon, Sep 7 2009 10:45 AM In reply to

    Re: Which RAM?

    Carl, I believe your computer's bus speed goes upto 800Mhz for memeory. This means that the 6400 memory would be the better choice.

    CL 5 is slightly better than CL 6, but 800Mhz is considerably better than 667Mhz.

    (If your computer's bus can't work faster than 667Mhz with memeory--which I don't think is the case--than the 5300 CL 5 would be the better choice.)

    HTH

    Smile

    "When I spent 60k on a discreet edit digisuite system 10 years ago someone came up to me to offer fcp 2, I said it was a scam too." -Ric

  • Mon, Sep 7 2009 12:13 PM In reply to

    Re: Which RAM?

    Thanks, BMF!  After a bit more research I confirmed that the system bus speed does go up to 800 Mhz, so I went with the 6400 memory.

    adios,
    Carl 

    Media Composer 2020.6 w/Symphony/SS/PF options, HP Z-Book G6 17", i7-9850H 2.60GHz, 32gb RAM, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000, Windows 10 Pro [view my complete system specs]

    "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who only consider the price are this man's lawful prey."  - John Ruskin (1819-1900)

     

    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

  • Sun, Sep 13 2009 10:46 AM In reply to

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    Re: Which RAM?

    BobbyMurcerFan:
    CL 5 is slightly better than CL 6, but 800Mhz is considerably better than 667Mhz.


    It seems that CL5 at 667 actually is the same as CL6 at 800.  So the PC-6400 memory is definitely the better choice.

  • Mon, Sep 14 2009 8:11 AM In reply to

    Re: Which RAM?

    Thanks for pointing that out Yale. I had not considered that CL is relative to memory speed. Well I'm glad Carl got the right RAM! :).

    "When I spent 60k on a discreet edit digisuite system 10 years ago someone came up to me to offer fcp 2, I said it was a scam too." -Ric

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