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Memory debate.......

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Opus2000, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Distinguished Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Let's have at it folks...
    I myself know and believe that Non-ECC Ram is better for audio applications which in my mind is not a server based operation....
    Server based systems need the ECC Ram as they deal with a hell of a lot more data pull..correct?

    Audio based applications are standalone machines virtually in a computer, they do not distribute, nor monitor file sharing and connectivity, they do not set rules and policies, they do not administor users and groups..etc etc blah blah blah..I think you get my point..

    So I would therefore classify an audio machine as(Quote from Asus website here):
    "a regular system application"
    I do not see the need for the heavy cycle redundancy for memory...it only adds processing time which slows latency way down...
    same with DDR vs RDR...for music applications you want the lowest latency possible...thus why we go with CAS2...quick and efficient..
    So I end it there with the rambling and babbling but I need to know what you all think...what's your opinion(not that I'll pay attention to it..but.. :D
  2. deedub

    deedub Guest

    I hope you ARE right, man cause I just ordered a new system for Nuendo work and opted for PC2700 over the Rambus 'faster' stuff based on this argument.


  3. ChrisStuckey

    ChrisStuckey Guest

    Is there anyone that is going to debate Opus on memory specs?

    Beuller? Beuller? Beuller?
  4. Blutone

    Blutone Guest

    Opus is wrong! He is so way off base that my 96 year old gramma can walker over and tag him out.

    Umm...Actually he's right. I just felt like stirring up $*^t...Hah! :D
  5. knightfly

    knightfly Active Member

    Jan 18, 2002
    Yeah, ECC (Error Correction something) slows you down by one extra clock cycle per access (I think), Buffered is slower than un-buffered and not needed for audio, registered is slower than non-registered, but is sometimes mandatory for LARGE denomination chips, like 512 mb; they usually need the registered version so the chipset can find it all - also, sometimes the larger chips are only available in CAS2.5 or CAS3 - If you have enough slots and can get the memory you want using smaller chips it's usually better to go with smaller chips for speed. Sooo, ideally you want un-buffered, NON-ECC, un-registered, and I would go for 256 chips over 512's if your Mobo requires registered chips for the larger ones AND you can get at least 512 MB without going to the 512's. It's a speed thang...

    Most of that was from a couple of different chip websites, filtered thru an over-compressed head full of other almost pertinent factoids... Steve

    Oh, yeah - simplest solid way to get ram for almost all Mobo's is to just go to crucial.com 's site, click on their ram configurator and walk thru the 3 steps. When you end up with a short list of choices, pick non-everything at the lowest CAS available and click the "buy" button...
  6. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    May 8, 2001
    Brisbane, Australia (originally Boulder, CO, USA)
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    oh man, memory is sooooo over rated it's pitiful!

  7. ChrisStuckey

    ChrisStuckey Guest

    I'm having a problem with my short term...
    Any suggestions? :p
  8. Blutone

    Blutone Guest

    Ginko Biloba and Ginseng...HAH

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