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Strap 125 vs 100 question headscratch.gif

...recently added a 3970X on a R-IV-E...set in a big custom loop w/great temps...playing around w/straps now and got strap 125 working great, at same voltages (for now) as strap 100, using 5 GHz as the base.

...so far, I can see two major advantages of strap 125 (as an additional option, not the only setting)...the first is slightly more granularity re final top speed at below a given cut-off like 1.5 vCore and relatively low VCCSA / VTT, the second is more memory options...on the latter, the system has 32 GB of quad channel TridentX 2400 MHz...at strap 100 @ 2400 MHz speed, I can run 10-10-11-30-2, with strap 125, it is 2333 MHz but with 9-10-11-28-2....

..are there any other pros /cons / things to watch out for w/strap speeds that are above 100 ? I am planning to try strap 166, but thought to gather more feedback about non-100 strap experiences...thanks smile.gif
Edited by Joa3d43 - 5/12/13 at 5:32pm
post #4912 of 9809
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Hmmm.. I've been running 37 x 133MHz for benching lately but didn't think to check if I could tighten RAM further. When I get a chance...

Couldn't get mine to boot at 166 yet. Mine gets less stable at 134MHz.... I get errors doing video benchmarks then.

I'm using 16GB RipjawsZ 2133MHz ram at 9-10-11-28-2 @ 2136.

When I was using 49 x 101 I could run RAM at 2154MHz 9-10-11-28-2, but no discernible difference in 3DM11 results. Merely that the 133MHz OC is more stable. 4950/2154 would crash occasionally.
Edited by alancsalt - 5/12/13 at 5:55pm
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Hmmm.. I've been running 37 x 133MHz for benching but didn't think to check if I could tighten RAM further. When I get a chance...

Couldn't get mine to boot at 166 yet. Mine gets less stable at 134MHz.... I get errors doing video benchmarks then.

...not quite enough data yet, but it seems in early testing that 3D11 'likes' strap 125 over strap 100 with all else equal (ie CPU speed, GPU settings etc), while Valley / Unigine seem 'ambivalent'

...if you would have a choice between 2333MHz @ 9-10-11-28-2 and 2400 MHz @ 10-10-11-30-2, which one would you choose ?
post #4914 of 9809
2333Mhz Cas9 would be my choice.
    
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Post above edited a little while u replied..lol.

Natural inclination would be 2400MHz as speed usually trumps timings....

Ah, but MrTOOSHORT knows his stuff, so just reading that would make me test it out...
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2333Mhz Cas9 would be my choice.

Thanks smile.gif
post #4917 of 9809
Thanks smile.gif ...tendency is to lock in on one or the other-- but the beauty of the whole thing is that I can run both, depending on bench-mark...

...somewhat related... ordered some PSU 24 pin splitters to hook in 2nd PSU to assist AX1200 to finally eliminate another variable (at least when running 4/GPUs and 5.1GHz+)...then it is just down to best memory and CPU speed combos
post #4918 of 9809
125 strap 2333MHz 9,10,11,28 1T:



100 strap 2400MHz 10,10,11,30 1T:



Not much difference really, 2333MHz cas9 edges out slightly.
    
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...tx - ....looks like I'm going to run both, depending on application... should be interesting (though not critical) to see if I can get 166 strap working - ideally, I like to have the choice of all three (100,125,166), though from what I have read '166' strap doesn't happen very often...never mind that '250' strap setting
post #4920 of 9809
As far as I know, the only pros the Strap (125, etc) has against non-Strap (100) is it may lead better stability. The performance should be similar though.
Edited by kizwan - 5/12/13 at 11:07pm
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