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Old 05-24-2009, 03:31 PM   #1
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Ok, so as some of you know, I've been helping TechMaster05 get stuff together on his system and I've done alot of research on his RAM and alot of sources say that it is Nvidia Certified EPP 2.0 Ready. But, even on his 790i Ultra with the P06, it doesn't detect the EPP 2.0 extended SPD. Which in turn means much slower timings. I know the generic low-down on timings and how to get them really tight - but EPP 2.0 helps alot.
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EDIT: I forgot to put the actual question:
Does anyone have the 411 on this RAM and whether it really /is/ EPP 2.0 capable or not?
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:37 PM   #2
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No, it doesn't.
http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=77826

Timings don't do a lot unless you're overclocking. Just manually set them and leave them. They aren't going to make any difference.
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well, he's certainly overclocking - I just needed to know if it had EPP. Thanks, Rohan.
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lol wasnt expecting you to make a thread but hey, as long as it helps. Sucks its not EPP
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:46 PM   #5
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EPP is just a profile, you can set the timings manually if you really are overclocking.
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ya but epp still helps, ill try 8-8-8-20 @ 1600 later today and see wat happens
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:10 PM   #7
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TBH, I really don't see the point in running the RAM faster than the FSB, as the CPU has to communicate with the RAM through the FSB, and therefore bandwidth is very limited. I would just try to lower the timings if I were you.
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no way im going to go into 10's, the ram is said to be run at 9's, so im just going to run at stock settings for now
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That would be loosening the timings, increasing latencies and reducing performance.

This is why I believe that DDR3 has no place in an Intel FSB based platform.
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