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I have the green G.Skill DDR2 800 5-5-5-15 w/ 1.9v ~2.0v.
If I lower any of the first four values, I would get major lag.

Comparison-
5-5-5-15: Tomb Raider: Anny Demo: 150 FPS @ start menu.
Call of Duty 2: 80FPS while moving around in training
That Cannon Demo game for cores by Intel: 440FPS max.

(4-5-5-15)
(5-4-5-15)
(5-5-4-15)
(5-5-5-10/12)
: Tomb Raider: Anny Demo: 20 FPS max @ start menu
Call of Duty 2: 20 FPS max everywhere, with major stuttering of sound and image.
That Cannon demo game for cores by Intel: 27 ~ 45FPS.

RAM voltage is +0.1 in BIOs

Strange eh?
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clock the freq, no one cares about timings..
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clock the freq, no one cares about timings..
Which one would be the frequency?
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clock the freq, no one cares about timings..
Actually they do
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That's really weird. I would try to run a bandwidth benchmark, such as SiSoft SiSandra. Check to see if there is a large amount of bandwidth difference between those timings.
You could also run Memtest and see what bandwidth results from those timings.

Yea GonX is right....plenty of people care. However, small increases in timings never (to my knowledge) affect FPS at all, let alone this drastically. Maybe your modules have problems with those timings. That's why I want to see some bandwidth!
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That's really weird. I would try to run a bandwidth benchmark, such as SiSoft SiSandra. Check to see if there is a large amount of bandwidth difference between those timings.
You could also run Memtest and see what bandwidth results from those timings.
Is there a guide on using Memtest? I've tried it once before and was confused.
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Try super pi,that's the best way to find out/What is the best settings.
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Try super pi,that's the best way to find out/What is the best settings.
My Super Pi's been acting strangely for a while. Times jumped like 30% higher.
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Super Pi isn't very good at testing purely memory speed. What you want to measure is the transfer speed (bandwidth) in Mb/s. Timings will directly affect this, as well as frequency changes.

To run memtest, get the ISO bootable image, or the floppy. Whatever you prefer:
http://www.memtest86.com/
Change the boot order from HDD to your optical drive or floppy. This will have it boot into the program and you can begin testing your memory. It should default to all of the tests, but there are keys you can press to bring the menu up. This should be displayed on the top of the screen, I believe.
The memory bandwidth is displayed on the top right, along with the frequency. I believe it's shown as DDRXXX, like DDR500 for 250 MHz, etc.
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^ I don't have a floppy or a DVD/CD drive at the moment.
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