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Ok..so I can get my e6600 stable @ 3 gHz no problem..here is my question...am I better off with a stable 3GHz running my ram at ddr2 6400@1000 mHz with loose timings of 5-5-5-18 (as that was the default from the mobo for this speed, or crap back down to pc4300 @666 mHz with great timings of 4-4-4-4-12? I would rather run my ram at its default pc6400 wouldnt I?
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post #2 of 13
What I would do would be test it. Benchmark it with lower timings and lower clock. Then loosen up the timings and increase the clock. Test again. And see if it is worth the extra clock speed.
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when I benchmark the ram with these loose timings, I am still dominating lavasys benchmarks with speed.
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there is your answer
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actually, it seems to kick butt in benchmarks with the divider set to 8, fsb 400, and ram at 400 (800) mHz at 4-4-4-4-12....I'll keep it,
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post #6 of 13
Its all about performance, and whatever gives you the best numbers in overall performance is the combo that you want. Like my system for example, with the memory I have now my system runs better with a little lower clock and looser timings than a higher cpu clock speed and the same timings. Dont make sense to me, but I just know it performs better LOL
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just so you know there is no point running ram any faster than the fsb for example 400MHz fsb 533MHz=1066 ram as the ram will just have to wait for the cpu thus only running as fast as the cpu but on worse timings
post #8 of 13
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yea I am running a 1:1 and it seems to rock.
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post #9 of 13
IMO id say run 1:1.

what i do is run 3.42GHz on my e6600 @ 400fsb and keep my ram at the PC2-6400 it is with the timings it is made for. (4-4-4-12)

my benchmarks seem a lot better with 1:1 than a 2:3 divider or whatever. it just runs a lot better when everything is in sync.
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post #10 of 13
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how do you have a 400 fsb and run at 3.4? that doest make sense....400 times stock multi ios 3.6, and 400 times 8 multi is 3.2?
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