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post #1 of 12
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Hey guys,

I lowered my memory timings from 9-9-9-24 to 8-8-8-24. The latency was a bit better, but the read / write was slower. Is this common?


Thanks!
post #2 of 12
If I'm not mistaken the read/write isn't any slower, it's a bit faster.
post #3 of 12
Read, write, copy --> higher is better
Latency --> lower is better
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Awe, yes. I have officially expressed my stupidity to the world. Thank you for the correction.

Now, at 8-8-8, I fail prime95 rather quickly. My voltage is at 1.5 on my memory. will raising the voltage help stabilize the lower timings? If so, what are the pros and cons to doing so? Is the real world performance gain not worth the effort?
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The timings won't make much difference in reality, however if you want to experiment push the vDIMM to 1.65V.
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Random question. Why is your DRAM:FSB ratio expressed as 24:6 when it could be expressed as 4:1?

Or am i being a retard?
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Yea, push some more voltage through them. They should easily be able to hit CL 7, or maybe even 6 (keep the second number 8 as it is hard to get down).
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Random question. Why is your DRAM:FSB ratio expressed as 24:6 when it could be expressed as 4:1?

Or am i being a retard?
The program does not reduce the ratio for some reason. In CPU-Z, it is 4:1.
post #9 of 12
Raise the voltage one notch at a time. It may indeed help.
I would recommend SuperPi 32M/HyperPi 32M or HCIMemtest to specifically stability test RAM though
post #10 of 12
hehehe, its ok you gotta start somewhere.
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