Originally Posted by PapaSmurf
I played around with the ram term and ref's yesterday in between storms and the term seemed to have more effect than the refs did. That might be due to these T1's that I have though as nothing seems to get them to run at their rated speed and timings. Raising the Term to 1.08 with the vdimm of 2.20 did help some, but that only got me to 1052 @ their rated 5-5-5-15 timings (the Patriot I picked up from freak runs 1066 @ 5-5-5-15 so I'm pretty sure it's the ram itself).
Go back a page.. I corrected my earlier statement regarding RAm RefV.. i was mistakenly thinking of the DRAM TermV.
DRAM TermV follows the (DDRv *.5) formula in the BIOS..as far as I can tell the RAM RefV always stays at .90v. Nothing I can do to the memory will benefit from adjusting the RAM RefV.
I have noticed that for RAM stability, if I bump TermV a notch..before I try raising DDRv.. I can often get stable in Windows stress tests.
*DRAM TermV and NB/DRAMv should be the same as well in the BIOS..they move together anyhow
For DDRv +2.36v, I manually lower DDR TermV and NB/DRAMv, back down to the 1.12-1.14v range... no matter the DDRv used.
ie- 580mhz FSB, PL10 - Performance Boost @ Turbo
Ram at 580mhz
NB @ 1.46v
NB RefV @ .80v
NB/DRAMv @ 1.13v
DDRv @ 2.41v
DDR TermV @ 1.13v
*all DDR RefV @ .90v 'Auto'