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06-02-05, 08:14 AM
I've asked this question in a few different forums and have not gotten any replies. Hopefully someone here might be able to offer a little assistance. I upgraded to the above mentioned ram about a week ago, and I can't seem to get it to run at it's rated speed of 675mhz. The highest I've been able to obtain thus far is 460. I tried to manually set the freq to 600 and it actually lowers it. Currently I have Overclock Profile of 5% on and that is the only way I've been able to actually up the freq. My voltage is at 1.9 (actually when I open AI NOS to check this it still says it's 1.8v, how accurate is that utility? if the bios says it's at 1.9 that is where it should be correct?) I know I can bump the volts up, but it didn't make any difference for now so I turned it back down. It's very stable at 3-2-2-8, and I'm not even going to mess with those until I can get the freq up higher. Is it possible that I need to OC the processor more? I know 3.0 isn't blazin nowadays, right now it's running at 3157mhz. My temps are fine and I can up this more if needed, I just wanted to see what kind of ideas anyone can offer. Plus I'll be water cooling very very soon.. Thanks for any help offered..
06-02-05, 08:51 AM
Can you give us some more details about the specs of your entire system - might not be the memory's fault after all...
06-02-05, 09:04 AM
Sure I had it in my signature, but for some reason my signature is not showing. Sorry about the rookie mistake, I know without specs no help can be offered.
ThermalTake Kandalf Case
ThermalTake Silent Purepower 480W
P4 530J 3.0 @ 3157 (for now)
1 Gig Corsair XMS2 5400UL 3-2-2-8 @ 280mhz
Sapphire Ati X800
2 Seagate Barracuda 80gig Raid 0
NEC DVD & CD R/RW Dual Layer
06-02-05, 11:58 PM
The specs help. You need to check what your divider FSB/Memory is. I have a feeling you forgot that you are running dual channel.
I recommend looking at the memory overclocking basics thread here in this forum to get a better handle on the basics.
Download CPU-Z to see your real frequencies. Get SetFSB for your motherboard to get better overclocks and change setting within windos
There is a nice thread about how far this memory can be pushed: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=62412
yOUR 460MHZ AT 188.8.131.52 MIGHT BE QUITE A LOT...
06-03-05, 12:05 AM
you can also get some good info here
06-04-05, 11:22 AM
Did this help???
Accroding to Corsair:
4-4-4-12 675mhz @1.9v
3-2-2-8 675mhz @2.1v
06-04-05, 11:08 PM
Thanks for the posts, I have been away for a couple days. I will check what you guys posted for me and get back with you if it helped or not.
06-05-05, 09:38 AM
Well at least I know I purchased some good ram. I just don't understand why when I set the FSB up it slows the ram down. What would cause that to happen? The highest I can get is 210fsb, which makes the ram run at 280mhz at 3-2-2-8. Even if I set it up to 215 the ram slows down to 210mhz. I'm confused I guess.. Thanks for any help..
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