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Old 01-14-2006, 06:56 AM   #1
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ive just been reading some reveiws about my comp since i cant do anything with it at the moment and i was wondering if latency or speed is more important? i read that my ram could run at ddr500 with the latency at 2.5-3-3-7, is that better than having it at 460mhz with 2-2-2-5?
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Old 01-14-2006, 01:08 PM   #2
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You mean the one in your sig? Thatís a nice pc. What canít you do? LolÖ You might want to oc, but do it at very small increments. Do this at your risk. If you really donít what youíre doing, donít do it. You could try adjusting the speed and running something like super-pi and see if performance actually differs to a noticeable difference. 99nasha made a great thread about ocíingÖ check it here. Might help, you know?
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Old 01-14-2006, 01:50 PM   #3
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That must be some good memory if you can run it at that speed with such low latency. In my opinion I dont think the extra 40mhz will be better with those higher latencies. I think the only way your memory will run faster is if you can overclock your memory to like ddr 600 speeds, then maybe the higher speed will perform better then the lower latencies.
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Old 01-15-2006, 03:38 AM   #4
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ya thats what i was thinking, i upgraded my sig so thats what i got it to before i screwed up my graphics card lol, im waiting for my watercooling kit because right now i dont have a heatsink on it so i'll see if i can get any higher with the low timings before it becomes unstable
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Could you give me a link to your memory? I need to upgrade mine and yours is looking pretty sweet.
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Old 01-15-2006, 11:13 AM   #6
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its ok...i havent stress tested it at 460 with 2-2-2-5 so im not certain it runs at that but it booted into windows and i could play cs with it but honestly if u want to upgrade your ram i would get 2x512 ddr500 from OCZ, when i bought this comp i wish ide done that and if ur not planning on keeping the other ram i'll buy it off u
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Actually I'm thinking about buying one of these memory kits because I have read in reviews that they are very good at overclocking. Not to sure about what one yet though...
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145596
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that would be great ram but if u can find anything from OCZ with lower timings then aim for that, also i guess that means u wont be using the the ram u have now so if your interested in selling it please PM me

EDIT: actually ignore what i said about the lower timings because i think that ram could easily go lower just by increasing the voltage a bit
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Well my signiture is a little off I have 512mb of corsair xms and 512mb of some generic memory. And I think the generic 512mb is going to my brother when I get some new memory.
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ohhhh well nvm lol i thought it was dual channel
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