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Old 08-23-2005, 09:42 PM   #16
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I consider MemTest with no errors for two hours to be stable, but I'm not fussy. I only let it run through the night when I believe I found the absolute overclock.

Are you benchmarking as you are going along? I'd use EVEREST and the Memory Read test maybe, and compare it as you go along. You may want to try 2.5-2-3-5 at the same speeds maybe. Bump it up to DDR520 isn't a bad idea either though. Sometimes the latency and such will offset the extra DDR, so benchmarking along the way will let you know what's the best setting.
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:05 PM   #17
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Ah im not benchmarking. i will do now though. just tried a ddr520 @2.5-3-3-8 and went all voltages up to 3v2 but errors came. Maybe my ram not as good as yours?
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:08 PM   #18
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Dont know if this info is any use to your helping me but when i say errors theres only 1 error and it allways appears at 191.1mb on the ram.
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:29 PM   #19
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You mean in MemTest right? That means you have OC'd too far. The best way to stress test would be to do one scan with MemTest then go into Windows and benchmark with EVEREST. It maybe wouldn't hurt to run a 3D Mark 03 or 05 test either, for stability.

My memory is not likely beter than yours, but you definitely need to play around a little. Tomorrow if I have time, I will see what type of scores I can get. I haven't played around with the PC3200 for a little while.

Maybe try 3-3-3 and see how that treats you.
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:35 PM   #20
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yes memtest. yeah that would be cool. thanks for ur help tonight i might get some sleep
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:41 PM   #21
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Sleep is for the weak

Naw, me as well. Early shift tomorrow. Let me know how you make out!
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Old 08-24-2005, 02:03 PM   #22
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Well after much experimenting i can say my cpu is stable at 265*10 @1.5 v (have zalman heatsink should be fine) my ram though is having great trouble doing any timings at this speed with voltages up to 3v2 though (still only that 1 error at 191.1mb ,perhaps there is another timing that could fix this? I have droped most of them (didnt fix) then droped all of them and couldnt boot up(had to restet cmos). RAM seems fine at 2.5-3-3-8-8-10 at ddr500. Ive looked into memory dividers and have decided not to use them. What do you think about this? perhaps i should run at 2.65ghz and use a memory divider to run 2-2-2-5 on the ram. After a half dozen articles ive read it seems its best to run 1:1 rather than divider with nothing less than 2-5-3-3-8. What are your views on this rob? My target for now is trying to get the ram to work at ddr530 with 2.5-3-3-8-8-10 or similar.
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Old 08-24-2005, 06:42 PM   #23
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Yeah, I'd recommend trying to keep a 1:1 since you have a good CPU speed. If you are running 2.65GHz right now, wouldn't that make your memory DDR530?

Get EVEREST if you haven't already, and then do a Memory Read test and throw me the results
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well i got 2.65ghz with a divider. my memory wont go past [email protected] anysuggestions?
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Old 08-24-2005, 07:00 PM   #25
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I'm wondering if it's your CPU holding you back.

I had no problem hitting 270 * 10 @ 1.5v, with 2.5-3-3-8 timings. You could try to bump your DDR Voltage to 3.2, but only if you have adequate cooling, as you seen I have in that review.

You *may* want to try playing around with those new dividers as well.. the ones with the 702 BIOS. I know I had a blast goofing around, but I never actually found any performance benefits.
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oh yeah i flashed to 720-2 this morning. Had a butchus at dividers was good fun seeing 2.65ghz with 2-2-2-5! when i do run memtest, th error i recieve is always at 191.1mb on the ram. Would it make any difference if i used a different memtest (using 1.60 buitl into bios at mo). Shame all this really, why did i buy 2-2-2-5 ram if its not helping me?

http://www.devhardware.com/c/a/Memor...Memory-Review/

this is were i saw 2.5-2-2-5 @ ddr510.
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MemTest 1.6 is the latest version, so no need to change that. 2-2-2-5 timings are good to keep, but when I used 2.5-3-3-8 @ 270, I found that to be the ultimate best in the way of Latency and Read/Writes.

You may want to try 2.5-2-2 even. The 191.1 thing.. I don't know if there is a logical reason, really. I've had errors hit at the same spot before, but I never figured out exactly why.
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just thanks again for ur help! Well now im starting to get anoyed. After extensive testing at 2.5-3-3-8ddr500 i just cant get it stable even up to 3v2. Maybe im missing a vital setting! but not an obvious one. both ur review and that one i posted im thinking i have not so good ram.
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I'm doubtful it's your memory, but it *could* be your CPU, I'm completely unsure. Next time I see Eclipse, I'll ding him to take a look here and get his opinions. He knows more about Crucial than anyone else.. in the world
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thanks. Getting silly now. Cant even do 3-4-4-10-8-10 ddr500/?
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