Crucial, one of the most well known companies to produce RAM, was kind enough to send us a Crucial DDR3 PC3-10600 RAM value(lower-end price) kit (CT3KIT25664BA1339). Crucial is popular for good reason, the reviews for their RAM have always been on a positive, with good reliability and overclocking ability. We will see if this is the case for this kit as well.
- Module Size: 6GB kit (2GBx3)
- Package: 240-pin DIMM
- Feature: DDR3 PC3-10600
- Specs: DDR3 PC3-10600 • CL=9 • Unbuffered • ECC • DDR3-1333 • 1.5V • 256Meg x 72 •
- Timing 1333MHz: 9-9-9-24
NON-ECC/Non-parity — Most desktop and laptop computers take NON-ECC or Non-parity memory.
ECC/Parity — ECC or parity modules look for errors in data and are most often found in servers and other mission-critical applications used by large networks and businesses.
Unbuffered — Most PCs and workstations use unbuffered memory which is faster than registered memory.
Registered/Buffered — Registered or buffered modules delay all information transferred to the module by one clock cycle. This type of memory is primarily used in servers.
Fully buffered — Designed for next-generation servers, features an advanced memory buffer.
CL — CAS (column address strobe) latency, which is the number of clock cycles it takes before data starts to flow after a command is received. Lower CL is faster. Modules with different CL can be mixed on a system, but the system will only run at the highest (slowest) CL.
Component configuration — (For example: 64Meg x 64) Indicates the size of the memory chip components on the module.
Voltage — For example 2.6V. Indicates the power used by the module. The lower the better.