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think i should just buy 2gb of good ram?
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Originally Posted by RainStryke View Post
That PC-2100 is brining you down.

ROFL at the 8500GT system getting around 7k... That setup that guy has is going to MAYBE get him in the 3000 3dmarks area... I'd like to see proof of anything more than that.
Wow i totally misread the test results yeah you are right..about 2800...man I fail at reading..
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and bck on topic..
yall think i should just upgrade to better ram ?
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Originally Posted by nickbunyun View Post
and bck on topic..
yall think i should just upgrade to better ram ?
YES YES AND YES! The problem is that you're running single channel RAM. Get even a CHEAPO 2GB kit of DDR400 (GSkill with red heatpreaders are quite nice). Then get that CPU clocked a little higher. Your bottleneck is your CPU CLOCK SPEEDS...not the CPU . I score 11129 in 3DMark06 with my sig rig at a VERY slight overclock on the GPU (and CPU @ 3.0GHz). If you're able to get that CPU up to a decent speed you'll be just fine .

If you ALREADY HAVE IT AVAILABLE (didn't really check your screenshots)...just go for 2x1GB of some DDR400. That'll do you just fine. Just DITCH that DDR266 stuff you've got in there, and only run 2 MATCHED sticks . You have a great 939 rig, don't waste the money on an upgrade when new sockets are just right around the corner (cough Nehalem cough).

EDIT:

Actually you could get away with just buying a SINGLE 1024MB Kingston ValueRAM stick (appears that's what you've got for some of it) and use that matched with your other DDR400 1GB stick, and you'll be fine and even cheaper!
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11,410 3d06 is what i got...


Overclock mode = CPU PCIE Async
PCI = 100 MHz
FSB = 240 MHz
Multi / Voltage = manual
CPU Multi = 12x 2400 MHz
CPU Volt = 1.400 V

Memory Clock = 133 MHz DDR333 (even though using DDR400's)
Flexability Option = Disabled
2 / 2 / 2 / 8 / 10 / 1t


is this any use to you?
Edited by Valllldondo - 7/3/08 at 4:29am
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i have 1gb stick of this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134008

and im about to go to CCity in a few hours and buy this

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Kings...oductDetail.do

i believe its the same thing

think that'll be good ?


*btw, does it matter which slots the 2gb are put in ?
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Wow Circuit City needs to upgrade their pics, lol. The picture on the CC page you linked is standard SD RAM, but in all the options its DDR (SD-RAM). Just so long as its the same stuff (Kingston Value DDR400), and that its still just a single 1GB stick....then yes it'll be just fine to add it with your current 1GB Kingston ValueRAM stick . But ONLY run those TWO sticks, and just those two.

And yes it does matter. In my experience its best to use the black slots on the board (the two matching slots furthest from the CPU socket). Just make sure that they are in the same color, and it'll run properly.

After that, we can all give you a hand at overclocking that puppy!

And if you haven't already, might want to check out my sig and join up at the 939 club here at OCN . There's ALOT of members (that's an understatement) that still rock 939 setups here, and 99% of them are all in that club . You've got the potential to have a great 939 rig....you just need some matching RAM (2GB is fine), and you're set to go!
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well i hit this

http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=370203

it was "stable".. didnt crash for 3 days..
and than someone mentioned to do a stress test.. which failed shortly after starting.

so i decidede to downclock it to regular speeds until I get proper setup. (as it was mentioned that down the road it might hurt me if i run it unstable)


btw, do you guys think i might need to get a aftermarket cooler ?
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new results


exactly when 3d mark ended i took s/s
2 min, later.. cpu running at 37 (right now)

ram



and

http://service.futuremark.com/home.a...66CA5E4E4F53C5
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nick, good improvement! And your analysis proved correct, as well.

I believe better-tuned RAM can yield an even better 3DMark score.
    
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