Jump to content

Another Corsair memory question


Gorham4
 Share

Recommended Posts

I'm pretty happy in that I've finally got things stable but as always we've got to keep poking that dog with a stick. I currently have all 4 memory slots filled with 2 sets of Corsair Twinx1024-3200xl for a total of 2 gigs of ram. Originally I set up the mem to FSB at 1:1 and had quite a few stability issues. After reading in a forum that the N4 wanted the memory FSB to be 166 instead of 200 I changed the FSB to Mem to 6:5. That has lead to a stable system, I am beginning the OC process and have bumped the FSB up to 220X12 and the memory FSB has increased accordingly. My question is should I remove two sticks of memory and run at 1:1 or keep the 4 sticks in and satisfy myself with a lower clock sped on the memory. I primarly game and video encode. Thoughts are appreciated with input for Angry and RG especially looked for.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

well you could try both ways and compare doing some things.

I would think having the extra gig in there would out outweigh the gains from a slighlty higher overclock on the ram, if the cpu speed was the same. CPU mhz is what you want.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Video encoding does not take a lot of ram. I've never see my Vdub using more than 350m ram myself.

 

Depends on what games you play most of the time, for HL2/ DOOM3 kind of game, you won't need a lot of ram, but running games like SimCity and Battlefield2, 2GB ram is going to be a big PLUS.

 

San Diego DOES NOT require 4 sticks of ram to run at reduced speed, the only thing is you have to use 2T timing rather than 1T. The reduced speed restriction only applies to older cores like Winchester and Newcastle.

 

2T is slower than 1T by a fair amount (bandwidth-wise), but in real-world situation you may not notice the effect. Gaming will only be affected by no more than 5% (usually) by using 2T timing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dont forget WOrld of Warcraft and Everquest 2. EQ2 easily uses a full 2gbs of ram. On 2 7800GTXs in SLI and an Athlon FX57 with 2gb of ram you only get around 40FPS average at 1600x1200 with AA and AF on in EQ2.

 

Everquest 2 is THE most hardware demanding game ever created. It makes Doom 3 minimum requirements look like a joke.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whoa, hold up! You had all 4 sticks running and still had CPC enabled (1T)????!!!! That's almost unheard of. If you take it to 2T, and increase the VDIMM a bit, I'll bet you can pull off some decent clocks with that stuff. Are all 4 sticks the same revision and lot #? If so, which one, and I'll look up what I have saved on the Corsair sticks. I have a LOT of Corsair info as I have 4x512 of the XMS4400 TCCD's (2 of which A_G tested for his sticky thread). I'll help as much as I can.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...