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Old May 12, 2010, 01:22 PM
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@fishingfanatic...memory on LGA1366 systems is pretty much a non-issue. there are ratio's that allows low end DDR3-1333 memory not to have to be overclocked in order to push the CPU and other components. in the past you use to need high-end memory to not limit your CPU overclock but those days are long gone. You can run an LGA1366 rig at 222BCLK before even having to overclock memory past DDR3-1333.

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thanks, and thanks for that bit of information, i wouldn't have expected them to do as much but i guess i should have



just shaking the system down getting ready to go cold on the memory. even with just a fan over the pot, the pot temp hasn't gone over 35C yet. with all that insulation i would have thought a bit more heat would build up.
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Old May 12, 2010, 01:52 PM
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Or maybe that's because there's so much material on that pot that it takes a while to heat up even with the memory modules pushing insane voltage...
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Old May 12, 2010, 02:01 PM
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Or maybe it's because memory doesnt get hot like people think it does. Im pretty sure you could max voltage, use no fans at all and never exceed 40C under load. My 2 cents
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Old May 12, 2010, 02:01 PM
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Thanks guys. As soon as my new core i7 is together I'll be asking for your help. With 1866 Mushkins, I should be able to fly along. If the ram is no longer an issue, then how much difference would using higher end memory make?

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Old May 12, 2010, 02:09 PM
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Or maybe that's because there's so much material on that pot that it takes a while to heat up even with the memory modules pushing insane voltage...
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Or maybe it's because memory doesnt get hot like people think it does. Im pretty sure you could max voltage, use no fans at all and never exceed 40C under load. My 2 cents
memory definitely doesn't produce heat like some think...Hyper at 1.66v anyway...but i still would have thought with no where for heat to go but the inside of the pot, it would have warmed up.

running cold now, have to keep pot temp warmer than -25C or 32M freezes...guess that is the cold bug
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Old May 12, 2010, 03:39 PM
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first teaser...



its a cadda 6 party now as this IMC ran out of gas on CL7
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In interested to see Mhz comparos of warm vs. cold mem at same voltages and timings. Are you going to do anything like that?
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Old May 12, 2010, 04:04 PM
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already got the air numbers...so far at 7-7-6 its about 50MHz at 1.75v.

at 6-7-6, the gains seem to be better % wise.
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yup, RAM is RAM is RAM is RAM...and high-end overclocked memory is the last thing anyone should put in a daily system. performance difference between standard DDR3 and performance DDR3 for instance is next to nothing. performance memory is the worst bang-for-buck component in a 24/7 computer system.

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Maybe for normal day to day use there wouldn't be any real difference, but what about folks who run things like Folding Apps 24/7? Wouldn't the kind of benefits you'd see in benchmarking apps also translate to better performance (PPD in this case)?
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Maybe for normal day to day use there wouldn't be any real difference, but what about folks who run things like Folding Apps 24/7? Wouldn't the kind of benefits you'd see in benchmarking apps also translate to better performance (PPD in this case)?
i would be shocked, absolutely shocked to see memory influence folding...but, at the same time, i know enough about computers to never be surprised with them.

great, now you have found a reason for me to fold...it was your plan this whole time. ask me a question that will intrigue me and get me folding...pretty sneaky
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