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I have no idea what version that I am using. I now noticed that it says nowhere on the box or in the manual what core it is, so I probably got ripped off. Is manchester, or what ever core I got a good OCer?
I will look later in bios to see if I can find that multiplyer setting.
Although everything that involves OCing is in one spot, and I have searched that spot many times...but I will look again.

well it says you got a newcastle. I'm not very familar w/ them, but I do know that they aren't as good as a venice. and they have an older memory controller.

for cpuz it will tell you the version on the very last tab (about) and then on the bottom right corner it will have ther version
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Ok, well I might just end up getting a 3700 sandy...do you think I should?
Thanks alot for all you help everyone!
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well having a newcastle isn't the end of the world. yes, a 3700+sd would be much better, double the cache and they typically oc better. and it'll have a newer memory controller


but...

before you buy a new cpu I really think you need to try to figure out how to lower the cpu multiplier and see if the problem isn't part your board. if your board is holding you back then buying a new cpu is almost pointless.
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Ok, well that makes sense...I got good news though. I contacted support for my ram and they said the following...
Hi Kenny

Most of our ll memory is made with Samsung or infeanon.

Tech Support
Does this change anything in anyway?
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BTW CPUZ version is 1.31
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Ok, well that makes sense...I got good news though. I contacted support for my ram and they said the following...
Hi Kenny

Most of our ll memory is made with Samsung or infeanon.

Tech Support
Does this change anything in anyway?

lol... well not really. see if you can get them to tell you the specific IC your RAM is made from. give them everything that is on the sticker.
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OK, well I did that, now just gotta wait for a response.
But still I really don't get what IC is...could you further explain?
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it's just the specific chips that are used onthe RAM. in short not all RAM is created equal.

for example two of the most popular overclocking IC's are either BH5 or TCCD.

both will do DDR400 2-2-2-5, but they are very different.
BH5 will keep the 2-2-2-X timings to about 260 or so, but with 3.3+v
TCCD on the other hand will clock to about 300, but you will have to loosen up the timings.
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Hi Kenneth



You wanted to know what chips that the memory is made with right? If that is the question then it made with Samsung or infeanon chips



Tech Support

That is what he said...that isn't what you wanted was it? Could you please tell me exactly what to tell him, as IDK how in the world to respond to that.
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Hi Kenneth



You wanted to know what chips that the memory is made with right? If that is the question then it made with Samsung or infeanon chips



Tech Support

That is what he said...that isn't what you wanted was it? Could you please tell me exactly what to tell him, as IDK how in the world to respond to that.

well samsung and infineon are just manufactures. think of them like Dodge and Ford. so you can tell people that you drive a ford... but that only tells part of the story.

samsung and infineon both make several different kinds or models of memory.

for example, I have OCZ platinum rev. 2 in my HTPC and g.skill hz in my opty rig. They both use samsung ICs, but they are different.

for starters, my OCZ uses Samsung TCCD and my g.skill uses Samsung UCCC. TCCD is great for overclocking, but only comes in sizes of 512mb and smaller. UCCC is also pretty decent with overclocking, but doesn't OC as high as TCCD and has much looser timings. they are however more dense which means you can fit 1gb on a stick of RAM.

I know this is brief, but I hope it helps
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