Originally Posted by Chopper1591
Originally Posted by By-Tor
It works great.. The reason I went with this one is that the display can sit on my desk so I don't have to keep bending down to look where its plugged in like many of the others... It gives you cost, carbon foot print, energy count and tells you how much it would use in real time, days, month and year..
I am seeing various ram settings across the club here.
Somehow I am still not so sure on what to use...
I'm mostly looking @ gaming performance.
Should I go with a decent ram clock like I have now, 2400 9-10-10-28-39. Which are the stock specs.
Or lower the ram frequency to take some stress of the IMC so i can lower the cpu and cpu-nb voltage?
In other words:
With 2000-2200 ram c8 I can achieve a overclock with less voltage.
Cpu-nb and ht are at 2600 atm.
Cpu-nb @ 1.3v.
Can I get away with comparing results(ram settings) with aida64's memory benchmark?
Or doesn't this compare with real-world performance?
imho, too many factors for a simple answer.
Memory is very dependent of many things. Chip IMC, motherboard, and memory stick type, brand, IC, bin etc.
Aida is really the best for ram testing(to see what setting are better) but i've not gotten around to actually buying the program, so i've been using a ramdisk with crystal disk mark to gauge how my tweaks fare.
maxxmem is as buggy as a ubisoft game, nigh on useless to use this on this platform, unless your looking for odd bugged scores..
I personally stay in the 2000mhz-2400mhz range with varying cas latency.. Speed and latency are a balancing act when overclocking and tweaking ram.
Speed is great, but if the CL isn't progressing at a reasonable rate, the speed is essentially for nothing. while you can improve lack luster speed but tightening the latency if it allows it, the gains will be limited.
Also if you are only gaming, if you are not playing games like BF4, crysis 3 or something significantly multi threaded, you will not likely notice much in terms of gains. certain things may feel snappier
the majority of the CPU needs to be utilized to see the benefits in games from faster ram, in poorly coded and bottle-necked situations, faster ram isn't going to help you.