| | Re: Best way to mix DIMMs of different CAS latencies?
Lothar of the Hill People wrote:
> Thanks for the detailed explanation, Paul, I found that very
> I just have one correction to what you wrote in your first sentence
> above... my board actually has 8 DIMM slots on it, not 4. Four of
> them (#1-4) have white clips, and 4 (#5-8) have black. The first
> four came populated from the factory, and #5-8 were empty.
> So unless you feel otherwise after our latest round of discussion,
> I'll go with your recommendation (if I understood you correctly) and
> put CAS5 DIMMs in slots 1 & 2, and CAS6 DIMMs in slots 3 & 4, and
> leave slots 5-8 empty.
> With any luck though, maybe I'll get Dell to be able to swap the
> CAS6's that they sent me with CAS5's, and then they'll all be the
> same. It annoys the hell out of me that I've got this one-week-old,
> extremely-expensive server workstation, and they've sent me
> replacement DIMMs that are slowing down my memory from the
> configuration that came from the factory! I almost feel like sending
> the whole system back to them and telling them to give me another one
> that's properly configured.
I don't think it will make that much difference, but it is the
principle of the thing that counts. After all, if you compare
the prices of the CAS5 and CAS6 modules, I bet there is a
price difference. So you're receiving something of less value
in exchange, as the CAS6 should be cheaper for Dell to provide.