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RAM Speed Question

By etherga
Jul 21, 2005
  1. Hey guys quick newb question ehre. Bought a stick of 1gb ram from newegg:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820221001
    I use EVEREST Home and it shows the ram running:
    2.5-4-4-7 @ 217MHz

    Is it not supposed to run at 433MHz or am i just overlooking something stupidly simple?

    Thanks in advance
    -e
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your ram is running at the correct speed.

    Example your ram is ddr433 and should run at 217mhz.

    DDR400 ram would run at 200mhz/DDR333 would run at 166mhz/DDR266 would run at 133mhz.


    Obviously this all depends on the fsb of your cpu.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. etherga

    etherga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 51

    FSB is currently 195MHz.

    Kosher?
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your ram will be running at 195mhz, which means it is running underclocked.

    Example. I have an AMD athlon xp2600+ which runs at 2086mhz, on a fsb of 166mhz. My ram is ddr400 and could easily run on a fsb of 200, but because my cpu only runs on an fsb of 166, my ram is also running at 166, which means effectively it is running as though it were ddr333, and therefore is underclocked.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Howdy! Welcome to TechSpot

    You know there's alot to say about underclocking,
    things last a lot longer, cooler and more stable.
    But if your gonna run game image intensive software
    then tweak away!! :eek:
     
  6. etherga

    etherga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 51

    i've been fiddling with teh mobo FSB for about 30min now. So far i'm up to 228 without error. I accidnetly clicked a few too many times a minute ago and got a big blue screen that pretty much said "Shutting down windows so you dont screw up your computer, stupid". :p
     
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Obviously the type of cpu, ram, and mobo can greatly affect the ammount of oc you can accomplish.

    Ocing also voids any warranty.

    Regards Howard :) :)
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Be carefull, you don`t want to fry anything do you?

    What are you system specs?

    Regards Howard :rolleyes:
     
  9. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello

    Huh ho whats this button do?
    Whatever you end up doing
    DON"T LET THE BLUE SMOKE OUT :haha: :haha: :haha: !
     
  10. etherga

    etherga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 51

    I've got it stable at 225FSB. Here's system specs with this FSB increase
    Computer:
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2700 MHz (12 x 225)
    Motherboard Name MSI K8N Neo (MS-7030) (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DDR DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN)
    Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce3 250Gb, AMD Hammer
    System Memory 1024 MB (PC3500 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Award (03/07/05)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)
     
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

  12. etherga

    etherga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 51

    hm, locked up :(
    will back of a bit. Also, if you knwo the sound that gets played when new hardware is added/removed. It plays that as if something is removed/added every now and then. Just kind of a weird occurrence suddenly :p
     
  13. etherga

    etherga TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 51

    I put fsb back to 200 and im sitll getting those sounds. It also pauses while it does it, if tha tmakes any sense
     
  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Mmm. maybe you should go back to the 195 mhz you had it set at earlier.

    You might also want to take a look HERE

    Regards Howard :)
     
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