CT2K8G48C40U5 is a memory module manufactured by Crucial Technology, a leading producer of computer hardware components. This specific module is a DDR5 16GB memory that operates at 4800MHz with CL40 latency. In this article, we will explain what each of these terms means, how they affect the performance of the memory module, and why they are important.
The CT2K8G48C40U5 is a memory module with a capacity of 16GB. This means that it has 16 billion bytes of memory that can be accessed by the computer's processor. The more memory a computer has, the more applications it can run simultaneously without experiencing a slowdown. The memory capacity of a computer determines how much data it can store and access at any given time.
The speed of the memory module determines how quickly data can be read and written from it. The CT2K8G48C40U5 memory module operates at a speed of 4800MHz, which is extremely fast. The speed of the memory module is measured in megahertz (MHz) and determines how many data transfers can be made per second. The faster the memory module, the faster data can be processed by the computer.
Latency refers to the delay that occurs between the time when the computer requests data from the memory module and the time when the data is delivered. The CL40 latency of the CT2K8G48C40U5 memory module means that there is a delay of 40 clock cycles between the time when the computer requests data and the time when it is delivered. The lower the latency of a memory module, the faster data can be accessed by the computer. CL40 latency is considered to be a high latency, which means that the memory module may not be as fast as other modules with lower latencies.
ECC stands for Error Correcting Code, and it is a feature that helps to detect and correct errors that occur in the memory module. The ECC feature is important in servers and other mission-critical systems where data accuracy is essential. The CT2K8G48C40U5 memory module is ECC registered, which means that it has a built-in mechanism for detecting and correcting errors that occur during data transfers.
1.1v Power Consumption
The CT2K8G48C40U5 memory module has a power consumption of 1.1 volts (v). This means that it consumes less power compared to other memory modules, which can help to reduce the overall power consumption of the computer. Lower power consumption also means that the memory module generates less heat, which can help to keep the computer cool.
UDIMM stands for Unbuffered Dual In-Line Memory Module, and it is a type of memory module that is commonly used in desktop computers. The CT2K8G48C40U5 memory module is a 288-pin UDIMM, which means that it has 288 pins that connect it to the motherboard. UDIMMs are easy to install and are generally less expensive compared to other types of memory modules.
Unbuffered memory modules are those that do not have a buffer chip that sits between the memory module and the motherboard. This means that the memory module communicates directly with the processor, which can result in lower latency and better performance. The CT2K8G48C40U5 memory module is unbuffered, which means that it can communicate directly with the processor.
General Information about the Crucial CT2K8G48C40U5
- Manufacturer: Crucial
- Part Number or SKU# CT2K8G48C40U5
- Product Type: Memory (RAM)
- Product RAM Type: 16GB PC4-38400
- Storage Capacity: 16GB
- Memory Type: DDR5 -udimm 288-pin
- Number of Modules: 2 X 8gb
- Memory Speed: 4800MHz (pc4-38400)
- Features: Unbuffered
- Error Checking: Ecc
- Latency Timings: Cl40
- Device Supported: Desktop Pc
- Dimensions (W X D X H): 8.89 X 19.81 X 1.91 Cm (3.5 X 7.8 X 0.75 In)
- Weight: 0.45 Kg (1 Lb)
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RAM is probably the most important organ of your PC or server. Because if we define a processor as the heart of a computer system, RAM is its brain.
RAM in a server system is one of the components that are directly responsible for the performance of the system. Officially it is called RAM (Rapid Storage Device), which can temporarily store the output, input, and intermediate data of the operating system and programs. RAM is a power-dependent device because data storage in such a system requires a constant power supply, or if there is no power supply, all memory cells are cleared.
The main characteristic of high-quality RAM is its speed in the first place. At the same time, installing 2 or more memory modules in a computer system must necessarily choose modules that will work at the same speed, because the system chooses the slowest speed from the available memory modules.
Focusing on the tasks assigned to the server device, you can choose the memory by volume. It will be sufficient to buy RAM up to 2 GB to solve every day not complicated tasks, and when upgrading the computer system and for more complex purposes - the memory capacity of at least 4 GB will suffice. There are two most popular RAM types on the market today, namely DDR2 and DDR3. And at the same time, it is important to remember that they are absolutely incompatible with each other.
We recommend installing DDR (double-data-rate) memory modules of modern 3rd generation (namely DDR3). This type of memory has higher clock frequencies (up to 2,400 MHz), and lower power consumption (30-40% lower compared to DDR2), and, consequently, reduced heat emission.
What other characteristics of RAM you should pay attention to when choosing it:
- Form factor, i.e. the type of design of the memory module itself;
This is essentially the memory board construction. It includes the memory module size, number, and location of contacts. Keep in mind that different form factors are incompatible with each other.
- Bus frequency and data transfer rate.
Bus bandwidth and frequency depend on each other. When choosing the required frequency, you need to rely on the capabilities offered by the system. We recommend choosing a frequency that matches the one supported by your CPU and motherboard.
- The amount of memory that has already been mentioned;
A bigger RAM is required when running administrative software like spam prevention or antivirus checking, which takes up a lot of space. Choosing the right memory RAM is highly prioritized to ensure the computer's 100% performance. Many options of RAM are available online with different storage space for every server's needs.
That is latency or time delays of your RAM. The bandwidth, and therefore the speed of the whole system, will directly depend on them.
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