Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > Overclocking, Tweaking and Benchmarking

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old January 26, 2010, 06:59 PM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 68
Default good ram timings?

patriot viper series 2x2gb 5 5 5 15 stock, what would be a better ram time. Also what ratio would be the best? 440 cpu fsb currently
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old January 27, 2010, 10:33 PM
bovine.baron's Avatar
MVP
F@H
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 486

My System Specs

Default

From what I've read, if you got any performance increase, it would be from lowering the middle two timings (tRCD and tRP) but given that you have a sufficient amount of memory you probably won't notice any difference.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old January 29, 2010, 08:31 PM
Silvgearx's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,106

My System Specs

Default

DDR2 Frequency > Timings

Just set the ram divider and let SPD handling the timings.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old January 29, 2010, 11:29 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,582
Default

lower timings are better, but less stable.
as mentioned, obtaining a higher clock is better then adjusting the timings.
though if I'm not mistaken, adjusting the first timing (tCL or CAS latency) has the most effect (I could be wrong)

the best ratio is the one that makes your ram go the fastest without crashing :P

what speed is your ram stock?
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old January 31, 2010, 12:58 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Trenton, ON
Posts: 14
Default

yeah i would have to agree...overclocking the RAM will give you the most benefit performance wise, otherwise when you reach the frequency wall for your RAM at their max rated voltage, you can either overvolt them or you can loosen the timings, otherwise don't bother with the timings...i wouldn't recommend lowering the timing on overclocked RAM...
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RAM timings... little help please. somecanadianguy RAM 3 November 19, 2009 07:14 PM
What is beter, higher ram freq or tighter timings? Gameplaywarrior RAM 30 December 9, 2008 09:36 PM
What do the 2T mean in some ram timings Gameplaywarrior RAM 2 October 17, 2008 05:24 AM
WTB Good DDR2 Ram Taichan Buy/Sell & Trade 0 April 7, 2008 02:38 AM
Is this RAM a good overclocker? klaiboi Overclocking, Tweaking and Benchmarking 0 March 22, 2008 09:36 PM