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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by lord cisor
Regardless of what FSB I'm running the SPD tab will say 250mhz 3-4-4-10. My motherboard defaults the RAM @ 200mhz 3-4-3-8, when I manually set everything back to default.

I'm tired of messing with it. My BF2 runs @ 99.9 FPS(max set to 99.9 FPS), and 95-99FPS under load. My guess is the 3-4-4-8 timings @ 250mhz are fine.
SPD timings have nothing to do with how fast your memory is running. Use CPU-Z.
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I do use cpu-z, and have used it since forever. If you've read the previous posts, I stated that the speed timing of the memory was set to 3-4-3-8 when I set everything to default in bios. When I do that, the memory is set to DDR400 with 3-4-3-8 timings. I manually set the speed to 250mhz and 3-4-4-8. k thx.
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post #13 of 18
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Make it run at DDR500 (250FSB) and 3-3-3-8, it should say on crucial site and on the ram itself and 2.8v.
It would be worthless to OC the ram if the chip isnt OC'd. You get no gain with a higher memory clock on a stock chip.

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post #14 of 18
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It would be worthless to OC the ram if the chip isnt OC'd. You get no gain with a higher memory clock on a stock chip.

pink
Hey DOS Fuegos...and yes P57 told you what is the truth...OC RAM and not the PC is a not-gonna-get-anywhere
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It would be worthless to OC the ram if the chip isnt OC'd. You get no gain with a higher memory clock on a stock chip.

pink
why is it worthless?, memory timings and clocks do make a difference on a stock CPU, it is only the memory speed thats higher, and all memory sensitive programs will benefit from it. Like a graphics card only works for games and will notice not much speed increase, (in XP). the only downside is, that your gonna have to find the best setting for the multiplier and divider, in your system....but correct me if im wrong....
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Your CPU has to try and keep up with your RAM and its getting nowhere fast my man. Tighter timings I say go for but forget trying to OC the ram without the CPU.

Prob I swear you are following me lol

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And a stock CPU speed with some tweaks elsewhere...is running fast?
I hope that is a hypothesis and not a conclusion...
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On a o/ced conroe or allendale chip timmings dont matter SOO much but on a AMD 64 chip then timmings are everything for speed ..To get the best out of the ram and chip the fsb needs to be set at 250mhz then your ram will run at it,s stock settings ..TRY THIS multi lower to 10 set fsb to 250 dont alter v-core as yet ...This will allow your ram to run at it,s stock values of ddr 500
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