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post #1 of 11
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Alright, im gonna be honest here, I have 2 sticks of 512 ram, both are PC3200 DDR400 but are different brands, which i dont even know the names of. I really dont need a lecture on how big of a mistake this was of me but i was just curious on how to know what to set the memory timings at for best performance and if there is a specific setup or is that something i just have to tweak and test myself?
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post #2 of 11
Do you have any idea what either of their stock settings are? And fix your system specs they say you have 8mb.
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post #3 of 11
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My stock settings of what? i apologize im very new to this stuff so i dont know much.
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post #4 of 11
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And i fixed my system specs there, sorry about that. And i mistyped my first post, i have a stick of 512, and a stick of 256.
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post #5 of 11
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no ideas?
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post #6 of 11
go into your bios and see what the timings are set at right now... the lower the faster... but your memory probably wont go much lower than what they are at now....
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post #7 of 11
Try Dram voltage 2.8

2.5 3-3-7
post #8 of 11
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alright i tried dram voltage of 2.8 with 7-3-3-2.5 and during prime95 torture test the computer turned off. What does this mean? it took about a minute or 2 to turn off. Im not running the test at 2.7 voltage and seeing how it does on this.
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post #9 of 11
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im running at 2.5-3-3-7 at 2.7 dram voltage and theres no troubles. Should i try anything else or stay at these?
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post #10 of 11
how long did u let the test run? u should also u memtest.... download that and run it for a few ours and do the same for prime95.... as for the timings i dont thing your gonna get much beter but u could try lowering the timings more and up the vdimm aswell
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