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n00bular

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Under my bios settings for memory where I can set my cas settings and stuff theres a setting for "Refresh Mode Select" and I can set it to 3 different settings. One is around 7 sec, another for 15 sec, and third one I forgot :rolleyes: . Its set on 15 sec... does it matter if I change it to 7 sec? Will I get any performance out of it?

I'm currently running on a p4 2.4b on a gigabyte 845pe667 with 256mb corsair xms pc3500.

*edit* my mistake its not 7 sec or anything of that sort.. the settings were 7 usec, 15.8 usec, and 64 usec. I think its in nanoseconds. Any other input on this?
 
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attack

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May 23, 2002
hmmm this might be the setting that it actualy sends some current into the RAM to recharge it's capacators....there's SRAM and DRAM, SRAM uses flip-flops and is really fast, expensive, and continualy needs current. DRAM isn't as fast but it can hold the data until it's capacitors leak out (which is a small amount of time).

If I'm right about what that is then making it 7 seconds will all more stability for your RAM (in theory), making it longer will save on your electrical bill? maybe?
 
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n00bular

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hmm still confused... o yeah I forgot that my timings are 2-2-2-5 and they pass memtest and prime stably (because I'm running stock right now so its only running at ddr333 speeds).