Originally Posted by Grim
Might require more voltage (whether its significant or not is arguable)
But it WILL require higher timings :\\ - (which is why 2 x 1GB is better for Ocing)..
(not that Intel CPUs are great fans of timing (i,e not very dependent on them because of the type of controllers the chips use.)
What are the OPTIMAL timings you think you can achieve will all 4 friend?
It seems with all four sticks running I get the best benches (everst/super pi/sandra) when I am at 500fsb 1:1 with 4-4-4-9 timings and thats with 2.15vdimm. They dont go as high as with just 2 gigs in there. If I drop down to a 9 multi and run the same 4ghz 445x9 and run the ram faster say 539mhz with 5-4-4-9 I actually get worse scores then running 500fsb with 1:1.
Now with 2 sticks I get far better running looser timings and doing say 600mhz on the ram with 5-5-5-13 timings. So with the 2 sticks a 500 fsb and 600mhz ram is the best, with 4 sticks 500fsb with 500mhz and tight timings is the best.
I cant seem to get the ram stable without upping the vdimm for 4 gigs at 600mhz. I could do it with 5-5-5-13 but I need more then 2.2vdimm which I dont want to run right now. Dont feel like rmaing my ram in the first couple of weeks.
I think with all four I owuld need 2.3 tio run 600mhz 5-5-5- or so. I may get it up and going when I get some better heatspreaders on them since with four you get alot more heat build up on these guys.
Still some aewsome ram and I am having a good time so far. High fsb and high ram speed is the best, timing smatter some say in super pi and a few other performance benches but these intel dont care as much for timings.