I have some questions regarding i3 IMCs -- I am aware that compared to i5 and i7 IMCs, the i3 are notorious for poor performance (due to the 45nm die that's separate from the cores) in memory benchmarks.
I have installed 12Gb of ram (2x4Gb and 2x2Gb, respectively) onto my system. How much of a hit am I looking at (in terms of VTT voltage)? Possibly 1.35 or so?
Right now I'm stress testing the memory to see if it's stable at stock speed and clocks. VTT is at 1.31. CPU is at 3.3 Ghz so I can ensure that the memory is stable.
Also, I've noticed something weird... with my original 2x2Gb of ram, each LinX (32-bit) pass would take approximately 90 seconds. If I switch LinX mode to 64-bit and stress test the same ram, the time to complete each pass doubles. So using 2x2Gb in Linx 64-bit mode, it takes approx. 180-200 seconds to complete a single pass. Is that normal?
Because when I installed the 2x4Gb ram by itself (to make sure it was stable before I added the 2x2Gb) and ran 64-bit linx, it took 15 minutes
to complete a single pass. And now, with 12Gb installed, I'm already at the 25 minutes mark without a completed pass. So the more ram you have, the longer it takes to verify that it's stable?
i3-530 @ 3.3 (previously at 4.4 @ 1.35 vcore)
2x2Gb + 2x4Gb ram modules (corsair and Gskill, respectively)
520W Antec (seasonic built)Edited by Deluded - 5/14/11 at 2:18am