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I'm having a hard time understanding what the best timings and speed to run my ram at. What would help me more, timings or speed? What is the ideal speed? What are the ideal timings?
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IMO, timings. Tried higher speeds, that surpassed my 1:1 ratio, and they performed slower in superpi(2.5 seconds!!!) than when I kept a 1:1 and tightened my timings... Just my two cents

Edit: WOW, by the look of it, my advice doesn't matter with the gear you are in possession.
    
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Originally Posted by jcbzhnsr1
WOW, by the look of it, my advice doesn't matter with the gear you are in possession.
Tis true!

Typically a 1:1 ratio is best. I think running the ram at a 1:1 ratio with the tightest timing possible will prove to be best. Certainly i would think it would outperform a system with less of a ratio such as 4:5 with tighter timings, but alos slower speeds.
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woohoo, I got one right, lol...
    
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Allright so right now I am running at 1:1 ratio with 3-2-2-4-6. Are those good timings?
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Originally Posted by Frozenshinobi
Allright so right now I am running at 1:1 ratio with 3-2-2-4-6. Are those good timings?
My god, those are killer timings for DDR2! What speed are they running? So in other words, what FSB you runnin at!?
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post #7 of 11
check your stability, what's the frequency you are currently running for your ram? compare it to stock timings...
    
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post #8 of 11
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I didn't run any stress tests except superpi a few times but it seems stable to me. It's running at 274.6MHz (around PC4300?). The highest stable speed I can get is ddr2 1066 with 4-4-4-5 timings, but that would give me like a 3:5 ratio.
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post #9 of 11
Well thats a start... Keep pushing up the fsb...
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post #10 of 11
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I don't want to really OC the CPU for now as I'm on stock. My phase is not working and I am going to use watercooling in the mean time which I am setting up over the weekend. I should change the "cooling" part of my specs...

BTW the stock timings on this ram are 4-4-4-5-12.
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