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unwrittenLaw

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Oct 12, 2002
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I have a K75SA w/ xp1600 @ 1.58ghz (150 fsb) and 512 of pc2100 (not sure of brand got it at best buy), also I have latest cheepoman BIOS. For cooling I have a coolermaster hsf with thermal grease, no case fans. I've had a stable overclock for awhile (39-41c idle/47-48 load) so I went into the bios and tried to up the memory timing to fast instead of normal, but then it will not post. Do these memory settings in the bios make a big difference, and why won't it post on high?

Thanks
 

TUK101

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Probably has something to do with the ram. Generally, more expensive ram is higher quality ram. Best Buy pretty much has bussiness grade ram, which is good ram, but is not performance ram by any means. You could probably get your ram to work at the fast settings if you lower your OC.
 

maxima88

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Jan 24, 2002
Memory settings play a major role in trying to achieve your highest o/c. You'll get to the max o/c w/ the most relaxed memory settings.

I was able to run my XP1700+ at Ultra 2-5-5 @ 11x150fsb if my memory (no pun intended) serves me right when I still had my k7s5a mobo using 256mb of PC3000 mushkin RAM.
 
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unwrittenLaw

unwrittenLaw

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Will you get more overall performance if you relax the memory settings and increase fsb/memory speed, cause its hard for me to tell if ultra vs normal and cas 3 vs cas 2, etc really helps the system run better/faster...?
 

SpyderMatrix

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i dont know best buy selling kingston and micron DDR where i am so i dont think its the quality of the ram