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A7N8X2.0 Deluxe Mobo and Twinx2048 4000PT RAM

By Ghot
Jul 10, 2006
  1. Ok heres what i curently use and my current settings:

    ASUS A7N8X Deluxe rev. 2
    AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Barton Core .13um
    2x256mb Corsair CMX256A-3200C2
    BFG Nvidia GeForce 6800GT 256MB(factory OC'd)
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Generic 550W ATX 2.0 PSU
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" CRT Monitor

    ASUS A7N8X2.0 Deluxe ACPI BIOS Rev. 1005 (Phoenix)

    Current BIOS settings:

    CPU Ext Freq.............................166mhz
    CPU Freq. Multiplier setting.............Auto
    CPU Freq Multiple........................12.5
    Sytem Performance........................User Defined
    CPU Interface............................Optimal
    Memory Freq..............................By SPD
    Resulting Freq...........................200mhz
    Memory Timings...........................Optimal
    SDRAM Active Precharge delay.............8
    SDRAM RAS to CAS delay...................3
    SDRAM RAS Precharge delay................3
    SDRAM CAS Latency........................2.5T
    FSB Spread Spectrum......................Disabled
    AGP Spread Spectrum......................Disabled
    CPU Vcore setting........................Auto
    CPU Vcore................................1.65v
    Graphics Aperture size...................256mb
    AGP Freq.................................Auto
    Sys BIOS cacheable.......................Disabled
    Vid RAM Cacheable........................Disabled
    DDR Reference Voltage....................2.6v
    AGP VDDQ Voltage.........................1.5v
    AGP 8x Support...........................Enabled
    AGP Fast Write...........................Enabled


    NOW..........I am upgrading in baby steps (budget) and I plan to Upgrade my current Mobo , CPU, PSU and Vid Card in 2007.......for now Ive have just purchased.......................... Corsair XMS TWINX4000PT 500mhz...........


    This memory IS compatiable with my current NF2 mobo....what I plan to do is use the Corsair XMS TWINX4000PT 500mhz memory on the NF2 board till i can afford the ASUS A8N32-SLI Nf4 board and I'd like to get the best possible performance (gaming) out of my current setup with the new RAM and with the stock heatsinks and fans i have now.........(my comp sits right in front of air conditoner btw and i have an 80mm rear fan blowing INto the case and another 80mm exhaust fan on left side of case. Also using the stock heatsink/fan setups that came with the CPU and Vid Card.


    So....i guees I'll need to OC my FSB and delve even further in to the 'dark art of OCing' with this new RAM. I realize there is NO way i can achieve FSB and RAM freq....sync......at 500mhz with this setup....but Id still like to get the best performance I can in the mean time.
    so should I:
    1. run 1:1 at 333mhz
    2. run async at 333mhz
    3. run 1:1 at 400mhz
    4. run async at 400mhz....

    ...to get the best Gaming performance outta this machine?


    Programs I have:
    Memtest86
    CPU-Z
    3dMark 05
    AquaMark3

    On current setup with stock clocks i get 5200 in 3DMark 05

    ANY assistance and/or recommendations would be appreciated....ty
     
  2. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    hi ghot and welcome to techspot :)

    socket-A systems can still be decent performers, and you have the best core available to the socket-A lineup. the mobile bartons are the best for overclocking, but all bartons are good.

    as for your overclocking, you need to run async. not because of your ram, but because of your PCI/AGP bus. your ram should be able to handle any speed you throw at it (i doubt you could raise your FSB above 250MHz but you never know ;))

    if you run it in sync, then your PCI/AGP bus will overclock with the FSB, and you will not get very far at all. I would keep your ram at 1:1 for any FSB yu raise it to (including above 200MHz or DDR400)
     
  3. Ghot

    Ghot TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ty that makes it all much clearer :)
     
  4. Ghot

    Ghot TS Rookie Topic Starter

    test test test
     
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