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    Question Ballistix 2GB ram timings/voltage etc

    right tomorrow my Ballistix 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-8500 come...
    Going to be using in on a Abit IP-35 Pro, iP35 Express, S 775 ...
    apparently I might need to enter the voltages etc...
    now i have the ram sat in a sealed cardboard box here but I highly doubt inside it'd tell me the timings so I was wondering what timings and voltages to use?
    and i shouldn't go above 2.1v right?
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
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    Re: Ballistix 2GB ram timings/voltage etc

    well u can if u got some more cooling. 2.35 I hit 1135mhz at 5-5-5-18 iirc. Or somewhere near there.

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    Re: Ballistix 2GB ram timings/voltage etc

    Listed timings are: 5-5-5-15 @ 1066, but it can probably do better. The Ballistix do seem to suffer from untimely deaths at high voltage/heat, so I`d get it working At stock volts and then try lowering the volts whilst checking for stability. I expect you`d need approx. 2.0v.

    The Ram is listed at 2.2v which I think is their rated maximum.

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    Re: Ballistix 2GB ram timings/voltage etc

    They can do this and more, at cas3 it can go a lot higher than this shot:





    I'd get a dominator fan though or some other way of actively cooling them

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    Re: Ballistix 2GB ram timings/voltage etc

    i was just asking for STOCK ratings....
    but yeah I will overclock later on...
    so what is the "stock" settings to make it run at the speeds its meant to?
    5-5-5-12-2 @ 2.1?or 2.0? don't wanna cook it nor go over what i should need.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    Re: Ballistix 2GB ram timings/voltage etc

    it should say on the pack. mine are 2.2 5-5-5-18 i think
    but its for 15

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    Re: Ballistix 2GB ram timings/voltage etc

    I have mine at 2.1v and the timings are 4-4-4-12. Mine did boot at 1.8v. Stock is 2.2v with timings of 5-5-5-15.
    Last edited by hse180; 28-01-2008 at 04:28 PM.

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    Re: Ballistix 2GB ram timings/voltage etc

    2.2v 5-5-5-15

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    Re: Ballistix 2GB ram timings/voltage etc

    ok cheers.oh and it doesn't state anywhere inside or out of the packaging the stock voltages..
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    Re: Ballistix 2GB ram timings/voltage etc

    2.2v is what it's rated for, and unless you have active cooling I would not exceed this voltage.

    It took less than 3 months for 2.3v to destroy my Ballistix in a well ventilated case, but with no memory specific active cooling.

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    Re: Ballistix 2GB ram timings/voltage etc

    some people saying its 2.1 and some people saying don't go over 2.1 on that mobo argh i dunno which to set it too:\
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    Re: Ballistix 2GB ram timings/voltage etc

    2.2v..... check out Crucial's website if you want to be certain.

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    Re: Ballistix 2GB ram timings/voltage etc

    Or you can open up CPU-Z and check the SPD tab.

    The memory itself says 2.2v for its EPP.

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