Originally Posted by Kryton
I don't know where you are right now in terms of getting your RAM settings squared away but here's something I did earlier with my MSI before my RAM began acting up.
I'm hoping this will give you an idea how far you could push things but remember I was running PC 16000 RAM when I did this. With the timings I used doing this, yes I was really pushing it at the time.
Maybe this will give you some ideas....
Very nice. I have been able to push some really nice timings at higher frequencies but the problem that I keep getting is the long run stability. The best RAM OC I had only lasted a little over 4 hours.
I have enough stability to get timings like 6-6-5-18-23-1T and even run some benchmarks. But it fails prime after about an hour, no matter how much voltage I pump through the sticks (2.1v). I didn't make a note of the NB on this particular run however.
Currently I'm testing at 1600 with 8-9-9-25-34-1T @ 1.9v with my NB @ 2640. So far it's 1 hour stable and counting.
Originally Posted by Fa11ou7
On my gaming experience so far;
I think my fps is capped at 60 in bioshock because it barely even budges from there. Thats perfectly fine with me because all my settings are on high and rez is at 1920x1200. Last night I loaded Mass effect and had a different experience. I was getting from 20ish to 60 fps depending on what was going on, and the max rez I could enable in game was something like 1280x800. I didn't think it looked all that great, it was certainly playable but not amazing like bioshock.
First check to see if v-sync is on. It'll lock your frame rate to the monitor refresh rate, which on most is 60Hz which equates to 60FPS.
As for mass effect, I just got it the other day and it seems like the port is not so great. It's locked up on me several times. And that's on a 7.5 hour prime stable overclock.
I even set my settings to stock and it does it so I doubt it's my rig but rather the game. However, Pio has mentioned to me that one of the latest WinXP updates causes stability issues with service pack 3.
I wonder if that's it.