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Ok guys im some what in a dilemma, since the max oc i can get with my opteron 148 is 2.97 with 270 fsb, x11 multi and dram of 200 (1:1) my ram speed is only 270 which im underclocking my memory, stock speed on this gskills ram is 277mhz and can go high as 300mhz altho when i go with 297fsb, x10 multi and dram 200 i get 297mhz of ram speeds, however i have to use 2t instead of 1t. Now the question is should i stick with underclocking the ram speed so i can use 1t. or go with higher fsb and lower multi and use 2t? here is the ram im using by the way http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231019
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Benchmarking is the best way to determine which is quicker (Super Pi, 3DMark, games etc). I'd imagine that 297Mhz 2T would be quicker in most apps though.
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Benchmarking is the best way to determine which is quicker (Super Pi, 3DMark, games etc). I'd imagine that 297Mhz 2T would be quicker in most apps though.
Agreed
I think 297mhz at 2T would be quicker than 277mhz at 1T
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bench it both ways with maybe super pi quickly and see how it goes, post ya results.
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Command rate makes no noticeable difference in real-world apps, only benchmarks. Go for speed.
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Have you tried relaxing the timings, Instead of 2T? 2.5-4-4-7?
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Thanks for all who replied, well right now im still at work and i will try running some bench which would give me better performance and i'll try relaxing the timing too.
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Do you think they will run in my mobo? im looking for new ram anyway.
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Well i tried the following settings and tested with 1m super_pi and guess what underclocking the ram using 1t is a bit faster than using 2t with 295 ram speed. relaxing the timing doesnt make any differnce i still have to use 2t when i go over the rated stock speed which is 277mhz

Dram 200 =295mhz (2t) 2.5 3-3-6
FSb 295 =2.95ghz
Multi x10
super_pi = 29.654

Dram 200 = 269mhz (1t) 2.5 3-3-6
Fsb 269 = 2.95ghz
multi x11
Super_pi = 29.01
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