Memory Timings Vs Frequancy

By Lengar
Aug 16, 2007
  1. Hi

    Ok, Got some new RAM today, Installed and started to play with the settings

    Anyway, I have basic Overclocking knowleage That covers CPUs and Graphic cards, But on RAM im abit stuck

    So What is the better settings to have my RAM on:

    876Mhz 6-6-6-18-26 2T 2.45v
    680Mhz 3-3-3-10-15 1T 2.1v

    So is Frenqancy or timings better to have?

    The RAM is OCZ Titanium DDR2 PC2 6400, On a MSI K9N Sli Platinum

    Thanks In advance

    *Edit* Was abit drunk last night Results day yes I did overclock and Set the timings Sober first, anyway got the 800mhz frenquancy wrong
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Well the 876Mhz timings are a bit bad....Also, the 2.45V is a bit high. So I'd recommend the 680Mhz timings. Anyways, you won't notice too much difference. I have modified my timings from 5-5-5-15 2T to 4-4-4-12 2T, and I didn't notice any difference....
  3. Lengar

    Lengar TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16


    Thanks for the Help, with some reseach that I have done it is ment to be better to have lower timmings on a AMD system, then having high frequancies

  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Yep, Intel's need more memory bandwidth than Athlon's. :)
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