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 Post subject: Ram overclocking
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:18 pm 
Little Foot
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Hey guys,

I foolishly bought this ram without checking the cas timings. I think I had tunel vision on the price and heatspreaders.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDe ... de=85002-3

Does anyone know if I can make this run faster? Right now my MB is runnig at 17c, and after playing games for an hour it jumps to about 20c. The CPU is running on stock HSF, and it usually stays around 36c, and Rarely goes over 48 after I put it through my games.

If you think I can overclock this memory, how would I go about it? Any help would be much appreciated.

Jon


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:20 pm 
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If you asked me, overclocking JUST the RAM is kind of pointless. It'll net you very small gains in performance, you might not even notice it. Save the warranty, and hold it off.

Different story if you wanted to OC the CPU as well. (However, the sticks of RAM don't look too OC friendly.)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 11:47 pm 
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I got these for only a couple bucks more. And I oc'd my Athlon XP 2500+ to 3200+ speeds without any problems. I used a DFI Lanparty NFII Ultra B motherboard.

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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 006&depa=1

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http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDe ... 138&depa=1


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 5:15 pm 
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just the ram? thats usually pointless in certain situations it can actually degrade performance.
BUT you can try to just make it faster, in the bios are settings (usually) for the timings, by playing with the ram timings (if the ram holds up) you will gaine more performance then just speeding it up, stuff like bank interleave being set to its highest setting (usually 4) helps but dont just set everything to a different level all at once. check the interleave first, then test it, then one of the timing cycles etc etc this way you leave a little bit of room for trial and error, too many adjustments all at once and you wont be sure what worked and what didnt. decent ram will usually accept slightly higher timings than cheap junk.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 6:42 pm 
Little Foot
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ram overclocking is pretty lame, you just dont get a noticable performance boost! even if you crunch the numbers you end up with a lousy performance upgrade, and you void the warrenty just incase you do something stupid to it! (Other than the overclocking)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 6:43 pm 
Little Foot
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Think of it this way, blow away the warrenty on your CPU if you will but dont bust the lifetime warrenty on the RAM and end up not getting any noticable difference

CASE CLOSED 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 9:59 pm 
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lol!! :? you guys are no fun at all. shoulda bought some OCZ anyhoo.


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