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Originally Posted by thlnk3r View Post
BlackOmega, that is correct. PCIe offers 500 MB/s. Tranfer rate or signaling rate is 5 GT/s (gigatransfers per second). I think the wattage output on the slot is the same as a PCIe 1.0. Can anyone confirm?
I thought it was. On a completely different forum I was debating about crysis benchmarks and such. My OC'd GSO did 1.59 fps worse than an OC'd 4850. (25.21 to 26.8) At about 1/3 of the price I'd say thats not too shabby.

EDIT: FOrgot to mention that 4850 was on a 4.6 ghz intel and this was when my rig was @ 2.8
Edited by BlackOmega - 12/14/08 at 11:20pm
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imma do this the easy way, i've been meaning to reformat my pc i guess this is the right time to do it lol.
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I hate reinstalling the OS, formatting the drive takes for freakin ever

You don't have to format when you reinstall...just write the OS over the old one. The installer deletes the old OS before putting the new one on.+



joe: I need to be updated in the OP. I has an overclock now. Also, remind blitz to update the off-site. Validation link is in my sig.



all: Mine wasn't as stable as I thought it was.


Garry's Mod + Firefox running 5-6 tabs of OCN and a music stream = rock solid.
Left 4 Dead + FireFox running music and only three OCN tabs, one speedtest.net = bluescreen, something about secondary processor not recieving a clock signal(Aka Core 1 is crashing. Wonder why it won't stay alive on Core 0?). SB volts up helped none, but a slight up in Vcore fixed...
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Alright guys, I cannot possibly break this thing stable any further. Any more CPU speed, not stable. Any tighter timings or higher memory speed, not stable. My HT link was the only thing left for me to tweak with, and well...check it out! S&M stable on the long tests . Enjoy...and with FOUR gigabytes of RAM . I'm happy. Seriously, S&M gives you that accomplished feeling.


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Hey guys,

I would like your opinions on installing 4GB of RAM in my system. I have just purchased off ebay an additional 2x1GB of Mushkin Redline XP4000.

I am aware that 32bit XP only addresses ~3.5GB of system RAM.

Any other "issues" you think i may encounter?

I intend on upgrading to 64bit Vista in the near future.

Any comments more than welcome!
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Hrm...64-bit Vista's already lined up, that's good.


Watch your ram speeds. Your memory controller will want to default to DDR333, you might need to force it to run faster.


Good luck!
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Hrm...64-bit Vista's already lined up, that's good.


Watch your ram speeds. Your memory controller will want to default to DDR333, you might need to force it to run faster.


Good luck!
Hey thanks for the comments.

I heard things along those lines, I heard that they struggle to keep 1T Timings and default to 2T.

Will keep an eye out

Will it destabilise my overclock at all?
Edited by MjrTom - 12/15/08 at 4:34am
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It shouldn't. Alot of guys in here with 4GB ram have their ram speeds up where they belong. Thing is, the memory controller doesn't like it and that's why it defaults to DDR333 and/or 2T. You need to force higher speeds, but your opty should be able to do it just fine.
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Thanks again,

Just need to wait for delivery of the RAM and then upgrade to Vista 64bit.

Just need to check that there is 64 bit drivers for all my hardware now...
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MjrTom:

You will have a VERY difficult time getting your RAM to DDR500 speeds with 4x1GB sticks. It is possible, but VERY unlikely. However DDR400 should be quite easy. You will have to stick to a 2T CR period. 1T...it won't POST. Its definitely a good investment. My system is a LOT snappier with 4GB vs. 2. Just keep in mind, your default speed does become DDR333, with a 2T Command Rate. Anything higher from there is considered an overclock. And 2T CR is a must.

Basically, what I'm telling you is don't EXPECT DDR500 speeds with 4x1GB. You may or may not get there. Take a look at my rig. All four of my sticks will stabilize at DDR533 @ 3-3-3-8-1T. However I can't even break past DDR450 stable. Its just a limitation of the memory controller for Socket 939.
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