Originally Posted by DorkSterr
Wow mines sucks. Is this thing heavily dependent on CPU speed?
No, mosty ram but higher CPU speed helps.
But you have to consider this also, i7 980X has larger L3 cache then the 45nm i7, i5 which give you lower Maxxmem result.
Nehalem and Lynnfield had a 42-cycle 8MB L3 cache, Gulftown has a 48 cycle 12MB L3 cache. A 14% higher latency for a 50% increase in size, itÂ´s a fair tradeoff but you lose in Maxxmem.
You run 6 cores and 8 threads but Maxxmem works best with 2 cores, no HT, no L3 cache, higher UCLK Frequency, higher DRAM Frequency and tighter timing.
You canÂ´t do much about the L3 cache with your i7 980X but you can run 2 cores without HT, increase your UCLK and DRAM speed and lower your timing, can even try to run dual channel instead of triple channel.
HereÂ´s a low clock and one high clock Maxxmem with my i7 975