Which RAM option is better? - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-08-2004, 09:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Apokalipse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,559
Default

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1637781,00.asp
__________________

__________________
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 12-08-2004, 09:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
ag3
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,536
Default

PC4000 is PC3200. The module has been overclocked.
__________________

ag3 is offline  
Old 12-08-2004, 09:55 PM   #13 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Apokalipse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,559
Default

yes you are right, all modules that come as PC4000 have chips that were designed to run at PC3200, and the manufacturer has overclocked them

some modules are really good and can be overclocked to even more than that
__________________
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 12-08-2004, 09:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,842
Send a message via AIM to lazerman Send a message via Yahoo to lazerman
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by apokalipse
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1637781,00.asp
Those benchmarks show that that lower latency does increase fps for gaming.
__________________
The Stargate MMORPG
lazerman is offline  
Old 12-08-2004, 10:13 PM   #15 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Apokalipse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,559
Default

yes they do, but by very little, and it is not worth the money
it increases by a maximum of about 4%
__________________
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 12-08-2004, 10:47 PM   #16 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 530
Default

hmm very good link Apokalipse, i wondered a lot about that myself, for the money it doesnt seem like that big an increase. If you wanna brag up your benchmarks *nvidiafb, cough* then go ahead, but it doesnt seem to make much of a difference for most. if you got the money to spend go ahead, but logistically its not worth it.
FoxyLoxy is offline  
Old 12-09-2004, 01:21 AM   #17 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Nubius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600
Default

Quote:
and a 2-2-2-5 module will give you about 2% better performance to a 3-3-3-8 module
I don't know about that. If you look at how fast you get with the cas and ras at 2 and the ras precharge at 2 and change them to 3 you'll see a pretty big difference in MB/sec transfer to the RAM. But the whole point of super low latency high performance RAM like the OCZ Platinum series Rev2. sticks are made of high quality chips so they can be OC'd up to 280+MHz so theres DDR550 right there. And since it starts off with a lower latency you can get that nice high MHz and still retain good tight timings.

The Corsair PC4000 sticks I'm seeing are $275 for 3-4-4-8 timings at 2.75 voltage which you could get not only a faster MHz than that with those OCZ I mentioned but with tighter timings and probably the same voltage possibly 2.8 instead of their rated 2.75, but overall the price regarding ultra low PC4000 is comparable to that of ultra low latency high quality and performance PC3200.

So really the PC4000 I don't think is that great for overclocking purposes.
__________________

Nubius is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.