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Hey guys I just received my new RAM (see specs) today. I overclocked it stable to 245 Mhz. If I bump it to 250 it will fail memtest and prime95. I tried loosening the timings but it didn't help so I think i am at the max of the memory. I was wondering if putting in a divider would be worth it? How much performance would I lose? (CPU temps at 2.45 = Idle 32 and Load = 39). I prolly can push another 300-400 mhz out of that processor but is it worth it with a divider? thanks
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Originally Posted by RaCeR123
Hey guys I just received my new RAM (see specs) today. I overclocked it stable to 245 Mhz. If I bump it to 250 it will fail memtest and prime95. I tried loosening the timings but it didn't help so I think i am at the max of the memory. I was wondering if putting in a divider would be worth it? How much performance would I lose? (CPU temps at 2.45 = Idle 32 and Load = 39). I prolly can push another 300-400 mhz out of that processor but is it worth it with a divider? thanks
For the highest overclock...YES..getting it STABLE...lotta math...but at least you have a better than average medium
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If you can figure out a way to set a divider so that the RAM is close to its max and the CPU is close to its max, then yes, it's worth it. By the way, have you tried pumping in a little more vdimm?
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k let me ask this differently, which would give me the best performance in games?
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I'm not sure that you understand dividers completely. Dividers don't decrease the performance of your RAM. They put it on a ratio to your FSB. With a divider, it is very possible to put both your RAM and CPU at its max. It's all about ratios.
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k let me ask this differently, which would give me the best performance in games?
Halves run better for processes than for GPU purposes...you PC will be at it's optimal (provided that you tweak everything right)...
Benchmarks will be in the top 20%...(10% with the driver that will really utilize the divider of your RAM)
If the CPU can work with it...and the RAM...you're good to go!!!!!!
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If you can figure out a way to set a divider so that the RAM is close to its max and the CPU is close to its max, then yes, it's worth it. By the way, have you tried pumping in a little more vdimm?
i upped it to 2.8 . Is that fine? Also i am no a 100% sure how to set a divider in my bios. Anyone have experience with my board?
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k in plain english? are you guys telling me that it is good to set a divider or should I not do it? sorry hehe
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I tried the NEO...It's a monster that I had no time for...It could possibly be one of if not the best out...I went with mt DFI...because I spent 8 months tweakin' it so I could run stable at 2.6GHZ
Alwayz be weary of drawing too much power from the PSU...
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Yes, I do have experience with the MSI. I just helped my friend Overclock a Venice 3000+ with his. It's called the Memory Index Value, I believe. 200 is a 1:1 ratio, 166 is a 5:6, 133 is a 2:3, and 100 is a 1:2.

This basically means that, let's say it's set to 100(1:2), if the FSB of your CPU is 200, your RAM will be running at 100mhz. It's all math.
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