Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Memory › [Official] The Ballistix Club
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Official] The Ballistix Club - Page 33

Poll Results: Would you rate Crucial Ballistix as the best Price > Performance Memory available?

 
  • 69% (261)
    Yes - Easily the best.
  • 30% (116)
    No - There is better.
377 Total Votes  
post #321 of 1096
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
Welcome to the club wretch, only 3gb? no dual channel then?

Have you tried oc'ing it at all?
Hi, yes, Dual Channel,
I have pushed it in that past and it is 2x1024 and 2x512.


I try to keep this one for surfing & play
I do have some fine tuning on the heat sinks to do before I get crazy with it again.
It only got up in the low 60's C but, I figured I'd hold off a while.

It works great just like it is but I'm always pushing things a little harder.

My other unit has been the one taking the abuse of late.
post #322 of 1096
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
He could but that seems a bit pointless.
What makes it pointless?

The machine sees it and uses what it needs to.

I did have to put the 512's in #1 and #3 dimm slots for it to post on this MB.
post #323 of 1096
I've been lurking in this thread a while and picked up some great tips, now a question.

With 4x1Gb Ballistix 8500 on a Abit IP35 Pro I can't get seem to get 1T to stick. I'm trying to slowly crank things up and find high stable place to then leave things be.

So at DDR680 I can be prime stable overnight @ 3-3-3-12-24 2.2v but I've got 1T selected in BIOS and actual CR is 2T in Everest. Is this a 'feature' of my MB and 4x1 sticks, and so I should forget about 1T and just try to find the highest speed I can get at a looser 5-5-5-18-30 ?

Anyone else with an IP35 and a Q6600 ?

Edit: PS Is there a prog which will alow changing memory timings from within Windows on the P35 chipset? I used one on the DFI a while back and it makes finding the right settings a lot quicker.
HTPC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsOS
AMD Phenom II X2 550 (unleashed 4 cores) ASUS M4A785D-M PRO Sapphire HD4850 Windows 7 x32 and 64 (dual boot) 
Monitor
Panasonic TH46-PZ85 
  hide details  
Reply
HTPC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsOS
AMD Phenom II X2 550 (unleashed 4 cores) ASUS M4A785D-M PRO Sapphire HD4850 Windows 7 x32 and 64 (dual boot) 
Monitor
Panasonic TH46-PZ85 
  hide details  
Reply
post #324 of 1096
Quote:
Originally Posted by ezhik View Post
I've been lurking in this thread a while and picked up some great tips, now a question.

With 4x1Gb Ballistix 8500 on a Abit IP35 Pro I can't get seem to get 1T to stick. I'm trying to slowly crank things up and find high stable place to then leave things be.

So at DDR680 I can be prime stable overnight @ 3-3-3-12-24 2.2v but I've got 1T selected in BIOS and actual CR is 2T in Everest. Is this a 'feature' of my MB and 4x1 sticks, and so I should forget about 1T and just try to find the highest speed I can get at a looser 5-5-5-18-30 ?

Anyone else with an IP35 and a Q6600 ?

Edit: PS Is there a prog which will alow changing memory timings from within Windows on the P35 chipset? I used one on the DFI a while back and it makes finding the right settings a lot quicker.
On this board I wouldnt use 1T, it doesnt give you any advantage as far as performance goes (atleast for myslef and many others). Be carefula s this board overvolts a bit but 2.2 should be ok. I would shoot for 5-5-5-15 and see how high you can get. I use 4 x1gb and got to about 540 or 550 with 4-4-4-12 if I remember right. I use 5-5-5-15 for now though. These guys should do close to 580 or so with 5-5-5-15 and 4 sticks
xeon
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
W3520 x58 ud5 9800gtx+ tridents 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
wd black x2 W7 64 acer 23 ocz 850hx 
Case
haf932 
  hide details  
Reply
xeon
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
W3520 x58 ud5 9800gtx+ tridents 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
wd black x2 W7 64 acer 23 ocz 850hx 
Case
haf932 
  hide details  
Reply
post #325 of 1096
Quote:
Originally Posted by MADMAX22 View Post
On this board I wouldnt use 1T, it doesnt give you any advantage as far as performance goes (atleast for myslef and many others). Be carefula s this board overvolts a bit but 2.2 should be ok. I would shoot for 5-5-5-15 and see how high you can get. I use 4 x1gb and got to about 540 or 550 with 4-4-4-12 if I remember right. I use 5-5-5-15 for now though. These guys should do close to 580 or so with 5-5-5-15 and 4 sticks
Thanks. I backed off volts to 2.175 and running happily at 5-5-5-15. I'm also noticing that the next timing, tRFC seems quite significant. It defaults to '42' when set to Auto on my Ballistix, if I set manually to a lower figure '29' (at the moment), then benches go up quite a bit. Set it too low and system won't boot!
HTPC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsOS
AMD Phenom II X2 550 (unleashed 4 cores) ASUS M4A785D-M PRO Sapphire HD4850 Windows 7 x32 and 64 (dual boot) 
Monitor
Panasonic TH46-PZ85 
  hide details  
Reply
HTPC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsOS
AMD Phenom II X2 550 (unleashed 4 cores) ASUS M4A785D-M PRO Sapphire HD4850 Windows 7 x32 and 64 (dual boot) 
Monitor
Panasonic TH46-PZ85 
  hide details  
Reply
post #326 of 1096
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ezhik View Post
I've been lurking in this thread a while and picked up some great tips, now a question.

With 4x1Gb Ballistix 8500 on a Abit IP35 Pro I can't get seem to get 1T to stick. I'm trying to slowly crank things up and find high stable place to then leave things be.

So at DDR680 I can be prime stable overnight @ 3-3-3-12-24 2.2v but I've got 1T selected in BIOS and actual CR is 2T in Everest. Is this a 'feature' of my MB and 4x1 sticks, and so I should forget about 1T and just try to find the highest speed I can get at a looser 5-5-5-18-30 ?

Anyone else with an IP35 and a Q6600 ?

Edit: PS Is there a prog which will alow changing memory timings from within Windows on the P35 chipset? I used one on the DFI a while back and it makes finding the right settings a lot quicker.

That'll be the memory controller on your motherboard. I can do 3-3-3-8 1T at up to around 720Mhz before I start Bluescreening.

I haven't really seen any differences though compared to 800Mhz 3-3-3-8
TJ07 Type R Build
(78 photos)
  
Reply
TJ07 Type R Build
(78 photos)
  
Reply
post #327 of 1096
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
That'll be the memory controller on your motherboard. I can do 3-3-3-8 1T at up to around 720Mhz before I start Bluescreening.

I haven't really seen any differences though compared to 800Mhz 3-3-3-8
If there isn't really a performance gain to be had with 1T I'll settle for 2T and be happy move on.

The Ballistix are doing well, I'm sure I'll find suitable timings that will do nicely once I've got the CPU properly clocked. Just testing a bit before I go ahead and do that first.

Lots of tips in here!
HTPC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsOS
AMD Phenom II X2 550 (unleashed 4 cores) ASUS M4A785D-M PRO Sapphire HD4850 Windows 7 x32 and 64 (dual boot) 
Monitor
Panasonic TH46-PZ85 
  hide details  
Reply
HTPC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsOS
AMD Phenom II X2 550 (unleashed 4 cores) ASUS M4A785D-M PRO Sapphire HD4850 Windows 7 x32 and 64 (dual boot) 
Monitor
Panasonic TH46-PZ85 
  hide details  
Reply
post #328 of 1096
Thread Starter 
Well I havent noticed any difference in benches and normal use between 720 Mhz 3-3-3-8 1T and 800Mhz 3-3-3-8 2T
TJ07 Type R Build
(78 photos)
  
Reply
TJ07 Type R Build
(78 photos)
  
Reply
post #329 of 1096
Thread Starter 
Besides, 3-3-3-8 2T @ 800Mz are some of the best timings you will see on this site, and it seems pretty quick to me.
TJ07 Type R Build
(78 photos)
  
Reply
TJ07 Type R Build
(78 photos)
  
Reply
post #330 of 1096
Do you have Everest Ultimate? Can you give us a benchmark? I'm curious because I found CR1 at 700MHz or faster to be superior to 2T. In fact, 2T didn't start to outperform 1T until around PC2-8000 speeds.
Wolfdale 836 CFM
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 4.23 (470x9, 1.40v) ASUS Rampage Formula X38 0403 (Maximus 1.03G Hack) EVGA GTX 280 670/2430/1458 & EVGA 9600GT SC 4x1GB Ballistix PC2-8500, 1128MHz, 2.18v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xWD Raptor 150 @ RAID 0 + Pagefile HDD 2 Sony DVD/RW Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 Samsung 244T & Samsung 940B 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 1.1kW Tagan TG1100-U96 NZXT Zero (Modded) Logitech MX Revolution 
Mouse Pad
QPAD XT-R 
  hide details  
Reply
Wolfdale 836 CFM
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 4.23 (470x9, 1.40v) ASUS Rampage Formula X38 0403 (Maximus 1.03G Hack) EVGA GTX 280 670/2430/1458 & EVGA 9600GT SC 4x1GB Ballistix PC2-8500, 1128MHz, 2.18v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xWD Raptor 150 @ RAID 0 + Pagefile HDD 2 Sony DVD/RW Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 Samsung 244T & Samsung 940B 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 1.1kW Tagan TG1100-U96 NZXT Zero (Modded) Logitech MX Revolution 
Mouse Pad
QPAD XT-R 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Memory
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Memory › [Official] The Ballistix Club