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Holy Crud! My Sandra score sucks!!!!!

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DiesMardi

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Aug 9, 2002
Something has to be very wrong.

I am running an AMD XP 1700+
IWill XP333
512 mb of OCZ pc3000 at 2.5 cas

My Sandra score was:

1300
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1300

(rough estimates of course)

I am new to all this, but I know enough to know that that sucks!!!!

Any ideas anyone??? I have been through the Bios but I don't necassarily know what to look for. When I make subtle changes often times the computer when boot up. The system does recognize the memory at 334. What am I doing wrong here.
 

RnPgrosz

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Dec 14, 2001
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Those scores seem very low! If you hadn't said you had DDR I would have guessed it was sdram. Are you sure it wasn't 2300/2300? Whats your fsb at? Make sure you have the memory speed set to 133(PC2100) or if your board supports PC2700 try 166. OCZ has a bad reputation for selling memory that performs poorly and in many cases will not even hit rated speeds. I don't know if that kind of thing could cause such low memory scores. You should also try some aggressive timings. The memory options should be in Advanced Chipset Features.
 
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DiesMardi

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Thanks for the reply

My mobo is rated to take pc3000 memory.

The IWill Bios seems different from others. Quick example: How do I increase my fsb? I can't figure it out on this Bios. I have read plenty of posts on it, but I can't relate it to my settings. I'll reboot and try and write down some examples.
 
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DiesMardi

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Here are some examples

DRam CAS select: (Auto)
other options were: 2.5ddr/3sdr or 2ddr/2sdr

DRam performance: (Auto)
other options were: failsafe, slow, normal, fast, ultra, ultra2

Ram BIU Input Bypass mode: cas 2.5
other options were: disable or cas 2

At Bus Clock: Clk 2/4
other options were: 7.16 mhz, 2/2, 2/3, 2/5, 2/6
 

Rcoe

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Jul 20, 2001
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Michigan
What version of sandra are you running?

I was reading very low because I was running 2001se, you will want to be using 2002se.
 

Placid

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Mar 13, 2001
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Connecticut
You set the fsb in the iwill smart settings section of the bios.
Cpu clock. It alway's defaults to 100 even with a 266 cpu.
One of those strange things.
 

Deadphishy

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well dude i'm in the same boat as you. i also have Ocsystem memory wich is the same as ocz. and it's slow. i only get around 1900 on my score. with everything set at top perfomence. it's just bad memory, to bad Corsair Xms at cas 2 ddr3200 wasn't out when bought it. the only thing i can tell you is live with it like i'm doing untill you can afford some real ram.