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Old 21st November 2004, 14:11   #1
Desert Eagle
 
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I think (no i'm almost sure) that my ram is the bottleneck in my system (if its overclocked)
I'm able to get 218 fsb on my mobo, and proccessor(xp2500+ locked) is running @ 2400mhz .
2*512mb ram:
Ram is @ 182mhz,83% (6:5), timings 5-3-2-2 , 2.8Volt
Brand is Apacer UNB pc3200 cl2.5

Now,I want total performance out of my memory.
For example, if i put fsb @ 200, and ram on optimal timings, procc is acting like a 3200+ @2200mhz, ram is speedy (3000mbsec) but not stabile. Memtest gives me some errors, and sometimes bleu screens.
Any idea what's the cause? (procc, ram, mobo)
I raised the chipsetvoltage up to 1.9V (1.6 default, before not higher then 205 fsb)
Voltmod proccessor, ram? Voltmod components are allready here.


spec: xp2500+ locked,
mobo:A7N8X-Deluxe rev 2.0
2*512mb Apacer pc3200 cl2.5
psu: 500Watt Levicom
H2o cooled procc, NB,
 
Old 21st November 2004, 17:42   #2
kristos
 
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there's no way to tell.

you'd need ram that can do higher fsb for sure on nf2 and an unlocked proc that can run high fsb (if need be with a lower multiplier) aswell so that you can exchange components to locate the problem.

but those asus boards aren't exactly great overclockers. ~220fsb is quite normal afaik.

about the chipset voltage, more isn't always better here, you would have to find the "sweet spot".
 
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