Xphobe Posted August 11, 2005 Posted August 11, 2005 I used to think the Corsair XMS series ram was the best thing on earth with the incredible 2,2,2,5 timings, and the capability to hit around 250 fsb with just a few timing and voltage adjustments. But, after a couple of computer builds with the new rev.E cpus, I am wondering why to god I bought this ram. 1st rev.E PC = DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego Corsair TWINX1024-3200XLPT rev1.2 ($200 at time of purchase) ENERMAX EG565AX-VEFMA2.0 535W EVGA 6800gt Timings= Bios 510T1 (official Beta) FSB Bus Frequency - 245 LDT/FSB Frequency Ration - Auto CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio - Auto PCI eXpress Frequency - 100Mhz CPU VID StartUp Value - StartUp CPU VID Control - 1.550v CPU VID Special Control - 104% LDT Voltage Control - 1.20v Chip Set Voltage Control - 1.50v DRAM Voltage Control - 3.10v DRAM Frequency Set - 200 (DRAM/FSB:1/01) CAS Latency Control (Tcl) - 2.0 RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd) - 03 Bus Clocks Min RAS# active time (Tras) - 05 Bus Clocks Row precharge time (Trp) - 03 Bus Clocks Row Cycle time (Trc) - 09 Bus Clocks Row refresh cyc time (Trfc) - 14 Bus Clocks Row to Row delay (Trrd) - 03 Bus Clocks Write recovery time (Twr) - 02 Bus Clocks Write to Read delay (Twtr) - 02 Bus Clocks Read to Write delay (Trwt) - 02 Bus Clocks Refresh Period (Tref) - auto Write CAS Latency (Twcl) - Auto DRAM Bank Interleave - Enabled DQS Skew Control - Auto DQS Skew Value - 0 DRAM Drive Strength - Level 7 DRAM Data Drive Strength - Level 2 Max Async Latency - fast Read Preamble Time - Auto IdleCycle Limit - 256 Cycles Dynamic Counter - enable R/W Queue Bypass - 16 x Bypass Max - 07 x 32 Byte Granularity - Disable(8 Bursts These are the tightest timings I was able to achieve at 240fsb (100% stable), and amazingly enough, seems to be stable up to 250fsb with almost no changes in settings. My rant, is that with much cheaper ram, specifically OCZ4001024ELDCGEVX-K (currently $147 on Newegg) I was able to achieve much tighter settings at the same fsb ([email protected],2,2,5,T1 3.4v). I basically stole(sorry) loc.o (#14) settings from the Overclocking Database and just changed the ram voltage to 3.4 and fsb to 245. Is there anything special about the XMS that makes it better then the others, even at looser timings ? Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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