What RAM config is better?

By easystreet
Dec 22, 2006
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  1. I have overclocked my system but I am not sure which is the best way to config the ram.

    I am running this at the moment:

    P4 3.0E
    Abit IC7
    Corsair Platinum 2x512 dual channel kit (ddr 400)
    BFG geforce 7600gs oc 512 ddr2

    I have a 1:1 ratio for cpu to ram when i overclock it to 3.60ghz. therefore my ram is running at 240mhz @ 2.8V. for this to work I have raised the latency timings from (2.2.2.5) to (3.3.3.6).

    Question is, what is the best config. running a 1:1 ration with the higher latencies or keep the low latencies and run a 5:4 ration?

    thanks
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,565

    Why don't you run some tests and see what the benchmarks say?

    Try running 3DMark06 with the 1:1 ratio, then again with the 5:4 and see what gives you higher performance.

    Also, what voltage is your ram approved for? I believe the platinum corsair is fine up to 2.9v, but you should research to confirm.
  3. easystreet

    easystreet Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Thanks for the speedy reply DonNagual. the ram is approved for 1.9 but my mobo limit on the IC7 is 2.8V for RAM. I will download 3dmark06 just now and run the benchmarks and have some fun playing around with the settings
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