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Old December 1, 2008, 09:38 AM
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Default What is beter, higher ram freq or tighter timings?

I just stabily over clocked my e8400 to 3.6ghz and I was wondering what is beter higher ram freq w/ 5-5-5-15 or lower ram freq w/ 4-4-4-14 timings? Thanks
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I just stabily over clocked my e8400 to 3.6ghz and I was wondering what is beter higher ram freq w/ 5-5-5-15 or lower ram freq w/ 4-4-4-14 timings? Thanks

It really depends on how the ram plays out with your system. Sometimes you find that you are more stable running with lower timings and a moderate overclock; keeping the overclock in a closer ratio with your cpu.

Other times you might find that a little loser timings lets you really crank the overclock and get a boost.

Generally the faster speed is usually more noticeable while timings are more about stability.

At least that's how I look at it! haha
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my pc2 800 run at 976....i dont think they're stay at cl 5 at this speed :S
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well allow me to rephrase that.....which is faster higher freq or tighter timings?
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well allow me to rephrase that.....which is faster higher freq or tighter timings?
Probably going to depend a lot on how close to the edge your tighter timings are, and what apps you're running.

I haven't done a lot of testing WRT this on the S775 platform, but on the S939 platform it didn't make much difference at all. It was a matter of finding the best setting based on your available memory clockspeeds once you maxed out your CPU clock.
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Probably going to depend a lot on how close to the edge your tighter timings are, and what apps you're running.
Well I just want a stable OC and 1:1 ratio right now my cpu is at 3.6 as stated and my ram is around 600mhz
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Well I just want a stable OC and 1:1 ratio right now my cpu is at 3.6 as stated and my ram is around 600mhz
Really? Which ram, specifically?
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Probably going to depend a lot on how close to the edge your tighter timings are, and what apps you're running.

I haven't done a lot of testing WRT this on the S775 platform, but on the S939 platform it didn't make much difference at all. It was a matter of finding the best setting based on your available memory clockspeeds once you maxed out your CPU clock.
As many have said it seams to depend on the system, Thats funny Steve my 144 loved lower timings hated running a 1:1, but my X2 was all about bandwidth
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Generally, i've found this to be the case. 800mhz@4-4-4-15 gives you the same bandwidth as 1000mhz@5-5-5-15. The 20% increase in latency balances the 20% increase in clock speed.

I fiddle with both and see what gets me the highest sandra scores.
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I have a p5q-e with ocz raper-8500 Ram cpu is a e8400 @ 3.6ghz
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