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Thread: Did I overclock my mem?!?




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    Okay, I was exploring around in my bios, and I noticed that, in the "frequency/voltage control settings" my PC2700 memory was showing this setting: "DDR Speed (strobe/sec.).......266M". Now, I'm running everything on stock(no overclock) settings. My fsb is 133 and my cpu ratio is 11.5, which is correct for my XP1800+ proc. But my "DDR: CPU Ratio" is [2.00X] which makes my "DDR Speed (Strobe/Sec.)" show 266M. (133x2=266). So, I changed my ratio to the only other choice which was [2.50X] and now it is showing my "DDR Speed (Strobe/Sec.)" at 333M. (133x2.5=332.5). Is this now the correct setting? Is this the same thing as 333mhtz. that goes along with having PC2700 ram or is this something else altogether? Did I inadvertently overclock my Samsung memory? Why didn't my bios automatically set this to 2.50X by default? Please refer to my sig for my config. Please excuse my ignorance. Thanks.
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    PC2700 = DDR333 = 166MHz

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    since ur only running on a 266 MHz FSB ur CPU wont be able to talk to the memory any faster, so it really doesnt make a difference, according to an AMD press release i read a while ago. i if u run at 33 and want to see and improvment in speed, oc ur FSB to 166 and if u want to be safe downgrade ur multiplier(its not called a ratio) to where u get a 1.53 GHz speed. thats when u will see the preformance jump.

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    I'd just let it run at 266mhz and set your timings a little agressively (that is, unless you wanna overclock... then your ram might not take lightly to agressive memory timings at it's rated clock frequency or above).
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    I don't really want to overclock anything at this time. Am I overclocking with the setting at [2.50]? Did I waste my money by buying PC2700 ram if I'm not gonna overclock? Everything is running perfectly stable at these current settings. I did notice about a 200-300 mark increase in my score in 3dmark2001SE after I went from [2.00] to the [2.50]. :cool: Thanks for your replies.
    • Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
    • GIGABYTE GA-G31M-S2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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    • G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
    • One EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card
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    • Zonet 4+1Port USB2.0 PCI Card
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    • Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    • Wireless-802.11B Linksys Router w/2200 mbps dsl
    • ViewSonic VA721 17" flatscreen lcd monitor
    • Logitech optical mouse
    • Cyber Acoustics 40 watt speakers w/sub
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    • 3DMark2001SE score: 25182, 3DMark03: 15040, 3DMark05: 9538
    • CPU temp@28C w/stock HSF
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    Quote Originally Posted by homeworld1031tx
    if u want to be safe downgrade ur multiplier(its not called a ratio) to where u get a 1.53 GHz speed. thats when u will see the preformance jump.
    I'm just quoting what my bios says when it called it a "ratio".
    • Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
    • GIGABYTE GA-G31M-S2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    • COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-460-PMSR-A3 460W ATX12V V2.3 Power Supply
    • G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
    • One EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card
    • SONY 52x12x52 CDRW
    • LG 16x DVD-ROM
    • Zonet 4+1Port USB2.0 PCI Card
    • Hauppauge Win/TV capture card
    • Generic floppy disc drive
    • Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    • Wireless-802.11B Linksys Router w/2200 mbps dsl
    • ViewSonic VA721 17" flatscreen lcd monitor
    • Logitech optical mouse
    • Cyber Acoustics 40 watt speakers w/sub
    • WIN XP HOME w/SP3 OEM
    • 3DMark2001SE score: 25182, 3DMark03: 15040, 3DMark05: 9538
    • CPU temp@28C w/stock HSF
    • Black Generic Case w/self cut side window w/one 80mm front intake, one 80mm side intake(blue LED), and one 60mm rear exhaust fan

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    Your BIOS certainly has some strange settings and wordings but ya didn't overclock anything and in a single channel memory setup runnin' at +33MHz to the FSB is quiet fine (dual channel is where no advantage is forth comin') so ya have nothing to worry about as ya have it set proper.

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    So, would I have been just as well off if I had saved a few $$$ and bought the pc2100 ram instead of the pc2700 with my current config?:confused:
    • Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
    • GIGABYTE GA-G31M-S2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    • COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-460-PMSR-A3 460W ATX12V V2.3 Power Supply
    • G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
    • One EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card
    • SONY 52x12x52 CDRW
    • LG 16x DVD-ROM
    • Zonet 4+1Port USB2.0 PCI Card
    • Hauppauge Win/TV capture card
    • Generic floppy disc drive
    • Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    • Wireless-802.11B Linksys Router w/2200 mbps dsl
    • ViewSonic VA721 17" flatscreen lcd monitor
    • Logitech optical mouse
    • Cyber Acoustics 40 watt speakers w/sub
    • WIN XP HOME w/SP3 OEM
    • 3DMark2001SE score: 25182, 3DMark03: 15040, 3DMark05: 9538
    • CPU temp@28C w/stock HSF
    • Black Generic Case w/self cut side window w/one 80mm front intake, one 80mm side intake(blue LED), and one 60mm rear exhaust fan

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    well u get the extra 600 MG's of bandwidth, which can really make about a 5 fps difference on games like UT2K3, but yeah, u could have

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    i wouldny suggest running at 166 MHz FSB unless u have nforce2 of kt400 mobo (w/ exception of the kt33CF) they dont suppport it, and if u dont fell safe with oc'ing, then u could run into some risks. 145 MHz should be a safe OC for kt266/333 boards.

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