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Hey guys, I have a little question. Speaking of RAM, are timings more important than frequency? In my situation, what would be better?

5-5-5-15 @ 900MHz, or 4-4-4-12 @ 750MHz?

Thanks!

BTW, could tightening the timings require upping the voltage of the RAM? How do I know how much I can OC or tight the timings on RAM?
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post #2 of 11
I would say looser timings higher speed is better.Especially since lower speed will limit cpu overclock.
    
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post #3 of 11
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I would say looser timings higher speed is better.Especially since lower speed will limit cpu overclock.
i agree with this, but i'm not sure that it will limit the cpu o/c.
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post #4 of 11
IMO ..keep tighter timings & stay 1-1 ....worked better for me shaved a seconed off my superPI time with tighter timings over higher speed

edit.... u will need the voltage for timings the same as frequency...
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post #5 of 11
my timings are 5-5-5-15 2T i think i would get better performance out of my system if they were at 4-4-4-12 1T is this correct?
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post #6 of 11
or chuck some serious voltage at them & see if u can get 900mhz @4-4-4-12
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post #7 of 11
im "bios literate" but how do you undergo raising the voltage on the ram?
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post #8 of 11
or say if i changed the fsb/dram ratio from 1:1 to say 1:2 would that help?
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post #9 of 11
DRAM frequency in our bios my friend !!!!!!!

DRAM voltage for power / frequency for speed....
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post #10 of 11
thanks m8 ill be back in a sec haha!
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