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Old 4th November 2003, 22:33   #1
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not better then my ram running @ 216mhz cas 2-2-2-5.
are latencies importent with I875, I thought not ?

almost the same fsb, but 1:1.

WTF is wrong here ?
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latencies are less important, but they do still count, since PAT is actually a cummulation of more aggressive memory/system bus timings, running your memory at high FSB with low timings will result in the best performance.

CL2-2-2-5 is extremely good, if you get a stick that does 250 @those timings you'll be in way up there. BH5 chips with 3.2v vdimm should be good

what vdimm voltage are you running at?
are those the best timings on that ram?

remember that P4 aimed memory is not that good at low timings, at least not those currently on the market, high speed + low timings is not yet for tommorow I think.
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I understand, only I din't expect a result like that.
vdimm is 2.85, higher is not possible without vmod.

I think these are the best timings, it had errors @ 2.5-4-4-7.

this sucks.
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http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=get...&articID=11 3

read through this
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why do you think I'm stickin to my memory?
and what will you do with pc4200 when in three months the a64's will have such an advantage on the intels that you need to change camps? your pc 4200 will have no advantages on pc 3700... no athlon64 or fx setup will go above 240 fsb...
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why do you think I'm stickin to my memory?
and what will you do with pc4200 when in three months the a64's will have such an advantage on the intels that you need to change camps? your pc 4200 will have no advantages on pc 3700... no athlon64 or fx setup will go above 240 fsb...
Some have reached 290fsb stable.

Being a new core, i don't think a 300fsb (2@3Ghz) will be uncommon in a few months.


Intel chips overclock great, but the lack of multiplier settings seriously screws up the fun. You have to have the perfect mobo and ram to go with your processor, and you never know up front how well each component will overclock.

Intel P4 with HT and > 3ghz is a great and fast chip, but the whole "buy a P4, set it to 250fsb and 4/5 mem and you're golden" is bollocks.

Tuning an athlon XP is easy and fun. Tuning a P4 is expensive and irritating.
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290?
hmm, with what cooling?
haven't seen many nice overclocks on athlon 64's yet...

and moreover, more fsb on a current a64 doesn't imply much greater power...
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Well, depends on what we mean with "fsb". Hypertransport or memory controller?

Charlie at xtreme uses dry ice for benchin... not the most permanent cooling solution.
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yes, oc's above 290 FSB are great, except... if it's with a prometeia or dry ice.

I'd like to see such oc's with air or simple h2o cooling, that would be interesting.
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does a peltier count?
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