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Unleashing the Bear(lake): Changing "strap" on the fly

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Luckily Bearlake is different and the latency can be changed without resetting the MCH

The "strap" has ten different "stages"
1 is the tightest and 10 is pretty much super loose.
One is almost never used, but the second and third are quite common.
Interesting.
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Very Interesting.

Now wait, if you can change the strap on the fly, wont that also change the RAM frequency.

At least when I change my strap on my XBX2, it changes the RAM frequency.
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Very Interesting.

Now wait, if you can change the strap on the fly, wont that also change the RAM frequency.

At least when I change my strap on my XBX2, it changes the RAM frequency.
Well the X38 moves away from "straps"

See a strap would set one of these specific latencies at a given FSB.

Now you can set the latency at any FSB you want.
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
Well the X38 moves away from "straps"

See a strap would set one of these specific latencies at a given FSB.

Now you can set the latency at any FSB you want.
More x38 love..................
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Yeo this is very good stuff. The only thing is my abit ip35 pro boots with the lowest possible for every setting. So it boots anywhere from 6 to 8 on the performance level and trying to go any lower will freeze it. I can go higher say 10 if I want to but performance takes a nose dive bad.

One thing thats interesting is that the faster I run my ram the lower it goes. Say 500fsb 1:1 it does 7 or 8 depending, and with a 4:5 divider at say 560mhz on the ram it gets 6. Good stuff but I just leave mine where its at.

I have also noticed that sometimes it will boot with one bank of ram at a lower value. Say one is at 7 and the other is at 8. I can change that 8 to match the 7 without a freeze but thats about the only time I can lower the value.
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