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post #1 of 22
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I've been having some problems <read my last thread>.

Figured out that when i run CPU/ram at 5:4 the
computer works no problem the max temp is 57C
with the CPU at 100%. I was running 1:1
because everybody told me to?? WHY?

Is my RAM holding me back from something?
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post #2 of 22
I belive that value should set to 4:5, not 5:4...

Not sure though....
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post #3 of 22
generally, 1:1 will give the best performance. this is not the case all the time. it looks like your cpu is doing more then your ram. maybe its time to upgrade for you? your call, but it looks like your ram cant hang with your cpu.
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post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by supratt93
generally, 1:1 will give the best performance. this is not the case all the time. it looks like your cpu is doing more then your ram. maybe its time to upgrade for you? your call, but it looks like your ram cant hang with your cpu.
That's definitely the key. If your RAM can't handle the same speeds at the CPU, though you'll need to run a divider (X:Y with X>Y) to get the most out of your CPU. You can always upgrade your RAM to get the divider back to 1:1.

The reverse is true as well. If your RAM can outperform your CPU, running a divider the other way (X:Y with Y>X) can sometimes give a performance boost.

Still, in an ideal world, 1:1 is the way to go. Just be aware there are positive uses for non-1:1 dividers in specific circumstances.
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post #5 of 22
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So what should i look for when buying RAM? right now i have one 512mb ddr400 centon.

i went from 2.4 to 3.0 ghz with no problem its just the temp I'm worried about. at max i'm at 57C i know max should be 55C
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post #6 of 22
You're running at 250 MHz, so you'll either want some DDR500 that can run at stock speeds with your current OC or some killer DDR400 that can overclock at least 25%.

First, check to see what vdimm your motherboard can support. Certain types of RAM require very high voltages (3.5+ volts) to run properly. Most motherboards cannot supply this much voltage. RAM with TCCD integrated circuits are always a good option if your budget is large enough. They offer tight timings at low voltages.

Second, figure out if you want 2x512 MB or 2x1 GB. This is largely dependent on your intended usage and your budget. The 2x1 GB option has become increasingly affordable as well as overclockable in the past several months.

Finally, settle on your final budget, check out the available options, and buy yourself some nice RAM.
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post #7 of 22
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theres popular brands like Kingston and all but they also make "value model" so what should i be looking at when i buy something.
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post #8 of 22
That all depends on the performance you want. Value RAM works just fine, but it generally will not overclock very well. Quality brands like Corsair, OCZ, Geil, and a few others have performance lines that do a great job. They're absolutely overkill if you're not going to push your system hard, though (in my opinion). So, depending on what you want to get out your system, you may want to go low end (value), high end (the other stuff posted here), or something in between.
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post #9 of 22
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so what i have now is fine(ddr400) or i just need to get more space like 1gb?
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post #10 of 22
You'll get better performance if you get RAM that can run at 1:1. Like I said above, some decent DDR500 or nice DDR400 would give you the best results. If you stick with what you have, 1 GB will certainly give you better performance than 512 MB. Again, it's all a matter of what you want to do with your system.
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