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Old 01-17-2006, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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here is the noob OC question. which is generally better? loosening timing and OC or use divider and OC? my ram timings r 2-3-2-5. usin OCZ titaniul ddr400. im on x2 4800+. it could go till like 2.8~2.9ghz i think....
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Its not really a science. I would start by seeing what the RAM could do, loosening timings and increasing vdimm as needed. Loosening timings as far as something like 3-3-3-8 shouldn't have much effect on bandwidth, so I would at least go that far assuming doing so increased its OC potential. At that point, you can then see if you still need to use a memory divider or not. The objective is to get both the RAM and CPU at their max stable speeds using a mem divider if necessary.
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great. thx for the tip. i just didn know which timings to loosen...so ill try 3-3-3-8 and see how far it goes w/ 1:1. the cpu is already at max for its kind and x2 don OC that much so if it goes past 2.8ghz @ 1:1, im happy. and im not sure how this ram goes...its OCZ Titanium..not gold or platinum that ppl usually buy and OC well. so well see..

*edit* and does anyone know this OCZ titanium memorys r TCCD? i thought TCCD don like lots of voltages.
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I don't know what chips those sticks use, but I doubt they're TCCD's. Best bet would be to check over at xtremesystens, I'm sure someone there would know, or they might already be listed in the guide they have.
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Its not really a science. I would start by seeing what the RAM could do, loosening timings and increasing vdimm as needed. Loosening timings as far as something like 3-3-3-8 shouldn't have much effect on bandwidth, so I would at least go that far assuming doing so increased its OC potential. At that point, you can then see if you still need to use a memory divider or not. The objective is to get both the RAM and CPU at their max stable speeds using a mem divider if necessary.
ok i tried what u said. lower the ram timings to 3-3-3-8 from 2-3-2-5 (OCZ titanium). right now its stable at FSB 231 x 12 = 2.772Ghz ram voltage at 2.8, chipset voltage @ 1.552. its little high and chipset (or mobo?) temp hits 60c in full load. is this bad for Lanparty Nf4SLI-DR? but cpu temp is pretty low. 29c ~ 44c@full load (cpu test on 3dmark06. in OCCT, it was lower temp) usually below or at 40c in games. i OC it to 2.82Ghz and i played BF2 highest settings for 3 hours straight no problem but in OCCT there was an error. i think its the ram bottle necking since its at 1:1. i was hoping for stable 2.8ghz+ @ 1:1. but its close enough... but thinking that CPU can go little higher, do u think i should use divider and push the CPU more or stick w this?
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The general consensus is that the faster you can get your CPU to the better. If it takes a divider to get a faster CPU I would say go for it. A 9/10 divider wouldn't make much difference at all in ram performance but the increase in CPU speed is probably definately noticable.
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The general consensus is that the faster you can get your CPU to the better. If it takes a divider to get a faster CPU I would say go for it. A 9/10 divider wouldn't make much difference at all in ram performance but the increase in CPU speed is probably definately noticable.
great. thx for the advice, Flying-Squirrel. ill try 9/10 divider and see how it goes.
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