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Alright, well, I have overclocked my CPU to 3.0* GHz, and I had to downclock my ram alittle bit. What used to be 800, is now supposed to be 533.



Well, I feel like it is actually slowing down the loading of my applications and software. Windows does seem to take a little more time to load.

Is there any way I can test to see the performance difference?
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You might be experiencing instability.

Try adding a bit more voltage, and see how it handles.

And your ram timings seem a little too tight. I would loosen them up a bit, and try running your ram without a divider.
    
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the slower feeling your getting is due to the decrease in your RAM frequency. You can do a test with super pi. I think that factors in RAM and CPU.
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You might be experiencing instability.

Try adding a bit more voltage, and see how it handles.

And your ram timings seem a little too tight. I would loosen them up a bit, and try running your ram without a divider.
The voltage is already pretty high up. Also, I have no option (as far as I know) to change the divider. Looked through many things already.
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GH0 hit CRTL F1 on your BIOS and new options should pop up....
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... I have already done that, otherwise I would have never gotten in to change my RAM Freq. I already know most of the tricks for this BIOS, but I can't seem to find the divider anywhere.
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Do you know where to change The HT? cuz i am supposed to make it x3 but i have no idea where to go... and our motherbored looks almost the same...
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by GH0 View Post
... I have already done that, otherwise I would have never gotten in to change my RAM Freq. I already know most of the tricks for this BIOS, but I can't seem to find the divider anywhere.
The divider is listed as Memory Clock.... under DRAM Configuration.
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post #9 of 17
I had the some problem when i OC'd to 2.7 GHz, i'm guessing its just my RAM.

But yeah, everything felt slower.
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post #10 of 17
did you try setting it to 667 instead of 533? this will give you a slight overclock instead of an underclock. Try setting your timings to maybe 4-4-4-12 or 4-5-5-4-12 or worst case 5-5-5-15. Its that 18 clock cycles in your timing thats killing you, added to low speed. I run my crucials 850mhz at 4-4-4-8 2.175v ...
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