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    My Timings in Bios...Take a look please and advise

    I have:
    C2D E6400
    2 x 1gb OCZ Platinum XTC Rev 2

    The settings/timings atm are:

    FSB - 267
    Multiplier - 8
    RAM - 4-4-4-15-22 @ 400MHZ
    DDR-800mhz
    Ratio: 2:3



    Does this look right for stock settings?
    Just a little confusing atm and i want to get it right at stock first
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    Ram should be at 266 for stock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Ram should be at 266 for stock
    I did read your OC thread and thats why i posted

    If the DDR is 800mhz then why turn it back to 266? Surely DDR is 400 x 2 = 800mhz (stated RAM speed).
    Also, if the RAM is at 266mhz its coming out at 533mhz. Thats way under its running capaciy of 800mhz isnt it?

    Does this mean then, at my current settings, i am pushing the RAM hard by accident.

    Sorry about all the questions but this is very confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post

    Does this look right for stock settings?
    Just a little confusing atm and i want to get it right at stock first
    The answer is, that is not stock settings, stock settings are 266 cpu (quad pumped=1066fsb) and 266x2=533 (DDR) for the ram, and that = stock.

    That bit is all explained with tables and stuff in the overclocking thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    I did read your OC thread and thats why i posted

    If the DDR is 800mhz then why turn it back to 266? Surely DDR is 400 x 2 = 800mhz (stated RAM speed).
    Also, if the RAM is at 266mhz its coming out at 533mhz. Thats way under its running capaciy of 800mhz isnt it?

    Does this mean then, at my current settings, i am pushing the RAM hard by accident.

    Sorry about all the questions but this is very confusing.
    I'm not saying to turn it back, you asked about stock settings, and I'm telling you what they are

    Running the cpu at 266 and the ram at 800 doesnt always mean that everything will run faster, and the divider that you are using, may be unstable on some boards (no idea on yours).

    Grab something like sandra and do the bandwidth benchmark, it should give you a rough idea of how it performs, do dual superpi, that should as well.

    If you want to test stability at stock, go and grab orthos and loave it running for at least 12 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Thats way under its running capaciy of 800mhz isnt it?
    The 4300 might have a capacity to run at 3.6ghz.. but that's not it's stock speed

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    The answer is, that is not stock settings, stock settings are 266 cpu (quad pumped=1066fsb) and 266x2=533 (DDR) for the ram, and that = stock
    Thanks for that and i do understand (to a degree).

    The thing that i dont understand is shouldnt the memory, rated at 800mhz (400mhz DDR = x2 yeh?) be that at stock?

    Also, am i 'overclocking' the memory without knowing it the as the memory, in my bios, states its set at:

    400mhz DDR2
    (DRR800) <---says that aswell

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    No.

    The ram runs a 2 x the fsb, so if the fsb is 266, it runs at 533.

    if you were to crank the fsb up to 400, the ram would run at its rated speed.

    You are not overclocking the memory at all.

    Try and get your head round this.

    266 is the stock fsb...the fsb is 266.

    DDR2 (Double Data Rate) ram runs at the fsb x 2, so if the fsb is 266, the ram speed is 533.

    on 1066 fsb processors, the fsb is still 266, but it is quad pumped (x4).
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    Memory rating means that they guarentee it to work at a higher speed. Like having a factory overclocked graphics card or whatever.

    *if* you uncouple the ram from the CPU then you could run the memory faster than the CPU, so for example running the CPU at 266 and the RAM at 400 (a 2:3 divider). However stock proper is running the CPU and RAM at 1:1, ie both at 266.

    Clunk is suggesting getting this running first for good reason:

    1) Different motherboards perform differently with dividers.

    2) You get the best use out of overclocking (IMO) when you keep the ratio to 1:1 anyway.

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    Thanks fellas...im grasping this now

    Let me get one thing straight though from Clunks post.

    If i run the FSB @ 400 (so 400x6 for example) my CPU would be running at 2.4ghz and the memory, doubling the FSB would indeed run run the memory @ 800mhz on a 1:1 ratio.

    Is dropping the multi a good or bad idea btw..?

    If im wrong i apologise but at least im having a go at it

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    6 x 400 would give you 2400mhz on the cpu and 800mhz on the ram if the ram is at 1:1.

    There would be no benefit that I can think of from running the fsb at 400, just to get the ram to 800.

    When you raise the fsb, you stress the northbridge, and you will possibly need to feed it more volts. You may as well overclock the cpu as well and get something out of it.

    Best thing to do is try it and see
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    *nods* This is generally only done by reviewers trying to benchmark a motherboards maximum FSB - removing CPU and RAM limitations from the equation.

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