I'm working on a memory analysis tools, and I was wondering if it is possible to have a 'general estimation' of the latency for accessing the main memory. By general estimation I mean that I don't need 'exact' values, but only a rule-of-thumb for knowing (estimating) the access penalty to main memory. An good example would be a typical (average) cycle number.
These are the specification of the system i'm working on:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9950 @2.83 GHz
DIMM DDR2 Synchronous 800 MHz (64 bit)
Hopefully my question is not too vague. Thank you in advance.