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 Post subject: Ram Ratio?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:48 am 
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i've heard alot about ram ratios helping to overclock with crappy ram so i'm thinking about changing mine. how would i go about doing this with my computer and what should i set it to?

I also don't have a clue what it is so if someone could fill me in on that it would be great.

and should i change any voltages or my agp voltage or any thing else?

My system specs:

Athlon 64 3500 newcastle (s939)
MSI NEO2-f (has a K8T800)
Corsiar Value select 2x 512 latencies of 2.5-3-3-8 and a stock voltage of 2.5v


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:20 pm 
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Go into your BIOS setup screen, and change your RAM speed value from DDR400 (hopefully) down to DDR333. If it's already at DDR333 or DDR266, change it to DDR266 or DDR200. If it's at DDR200, then you can't do much but get much much much better RAM.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:03 pm 
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If you list your specs, we can be of better assistance - particularly your motherboard in this case. To get you started however, the term you're looking for in your BIOS (depending on your mobo) is DRAM Frequency:

400 = 1:1
320 = 5:4
260 = 3:2


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:22 pm 
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thanks for the info

i set the ram to DDR333 then raised the FSB 5Mhz at a time until it was at 250MHZ where it instead of starting up the light on the monitor went from green to orange and nothing happened, so i cleared the CMOS and scaled it back to 245 where i couldn't boot into windows because it sayed somthing was wrong with my primary hard drive which runs xp pro, so i booted into longhorn. in longhorn it would boot to the login screen then when i clicked on my username it would start to load the go righ back to the boot screen. So from there i went to 230Mhz where it managed to boot xp pro fine.

is this normal? i didn't think overclocking would make it so that i couldn't boot the Hard drive. is this something wrong with my hard drive? i have a hitachi deskstar Sata 250gb hard drive.


My full specs:

CPU mobo and ram in first post
Case XaserV
PSU thermaltake purepower 480W
GPU eVGA GeForce 6800gt
Hitachi deskstar 250gb 8 mb cache 7200rpm SATA
ASUS dvd burner
generic hp cd burner dvd player


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:19 pm 
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anyone know?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:00 pm 
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Yeah, if you can't get into windows without errors after an OC, that means you have a less than stable config.

At this speed, you should begin to stress-test your system to ensure maximum stability.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:20 pm 
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when ever i have tried to overclock it ends up screwing up windows even after i reset the bios and i will not be able to use windows, it makes me have to reinstall it


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