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Hiya guys is this normal. I am trying to tweak my cousins pc for him it has an Athlon II x4 640 it was 3 ghz i bumped it up to 3.4ghz for him and his memory timings were a mess something like 9.11.10.27 something totally crazy. Anyway i bumped the voltage up on the ram and set it to 7.7.7.24 T1 but it still shows low in windows Assessment and when running Maxmemm2 it gets a windows rating of 5.9 and Maxmemm2 rating of 8.92 gbs. is this normal?The other thing is i cant figure what in the bios is lowering the mhz to 1512mhz?

Memory is 4 gig DDR3 OCZ C8 Reapers @ 7.7.7.24 T1 1.65volts 1512 mhz
Part# OCZ3RPR1600C8LV2G

Motherboard :Foxconn Cinema II Deluxe
Cpu: AMD Athlon II x4 640 AM3 @3.4 Ghz 1.4 volts.
   
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post #2 of 6
Those timings, as you posted them, aren't really crazy at all. Lots of memory has timings like that.

As far as your memory problems, you have to set the frequency of the memory manually in the BIOS. My guess is that the BIOS is underclocking the memory to account for your low timings.

Furthermore, have you run memtest on the memory? At those timings, the memory might not be stable.
post #3 of 6
Lower the Dram Frequencies..
Drop them one step below rated

Also could you post the screens of your CPUid and Maxxmem
that will help figure where the trouble lies..

That low score in your maxxmem can be caused by on thing
NB raise that beast up
keep your ht at 2000 though

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Ran prime 95 for a few hours no stability issues. The timing really isn't that tight stock is 8.8.8.24 I raised the voltage a little and lowered them to 7.7.7.24 . They are Ddr3 Reapers and I've had good luck with them in a couple builds. So I have no clue why it's not staying @ 1600 MHz . There are tons of advanced memory settings in his board Foxconn Cinema Deluxe. Was an Htpc we are converting for gaming. Mainly WoW.
   
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Originally Posted by mybadomen View Post
Ran prime 95 for a few hours no stability issues. The timing really isn't that tight stock is 8.8.8.24 I raised the voltage a little and lowered them to 7.7.7.24 . They are Ddr3 Reapers and I've had good luck with them in a couple builds. So I have no clue why it's not staying @ 1600 MHz . There are tons of advanced memory settings in his board Foxconn Cinema Deluxe. Was an Htpc we are converting for gaming. Mainly WoW.
Prime95 doesn't really test memory the way you need to for complete stability. You need something dedicated, like Memtest.

Can you get it to stay at stock speed with stock timings? You should also go to the Foxconn website and get the manual for the board. The manuals will at least give you a place to start with understanding the entries in the BIOS.
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Yes the best scores it will get is like 8.92 . So the lower timings are increasing performance but to me it seems low because DDR 3 s ores 24 gbs with Maxmem2 but that's running 2136 MHz @ 5 Ghz. After looking at the Amd maxmem2 forum his scores seem to be in the right range for 3.4ghz CPU and ddr3 1600 .
   
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