Overclocking my Kingston RAM


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Now the 512MB of RAM is 200MHz 2.5-3-3-8 and the 1Gig of RAM is 200MHz 3.0-3-3-8. I was wondering how I could best set this RAM so I can get the best performance out of it. I am completely new to all of this so any help would be much appreciated. Here is what I have on my system:


--------[ Memory ]---------

Physical Memory:
Total 1534 MB
Used 357 MB
Free 1177 MB
Utilization 23 %

Swap Space:
Total 2156 MB
Used 202 MB
Free 1954 MB
Utilization 9 %

Virtual Memory:
Total 3691 MB
Used 559 MB
Free 3131 MB
Utilization 15 %

Physical Address Extension (PAE):
Supported by Operating System Yes
Supported by CPU Yes
Active No


[ DIMM1: Kingston K ]

Memory Module Properties:
Module Name Kingston K
Serial Number 18FFFFFFh
Manufacture Date Week 30 / 2003
Module Size 256 MB (1 rank, 4 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered
Memory Type DDR SDRAM
Memory Speed PC3200 (200 MHz)
Module Width 64 bit
Module Voltage SSTL 2.5
Error Detection Method None
Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

Memory Timings:
@ 200 MHz 2.5-3-3-8 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
@ 166 MHz 2.0-3-3-7 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

Memory Module Features:
Early RAS# Precharge Not Supported
Auto-Precharge Not Supported
Precharge All Not Supported
Write1/Read Burst Not Supported
Buffered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
Registered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
On-Card PLL (Clock) Not Supported
Buffered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Registered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Differential Clock Input Supported
Redundant Row Address Not Supported


[ DIMM2: Kingston K ]

Memory Module Properties:
Module Name Kingston K
Serial Number 6B02167Eh
Manufacture Date Week 40 / 2000
Module Size 512 MB (2 ranks, 4 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered
Memory Type DDR SDRAM
Memory Speed PC3200 (200 MHz)
Module Width 64 bit
Module Voltage SSTL 2.5
Error Detection Method None
Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

Memory Timings:
@ 200 MHz 3.0-3-3-8 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
@ 166 MHz 2.5-3-3-7 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
@ 133 MHz 2.0-2-2-6 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

Memory Module Features:
Early RAS# Precharge Not Supported
Auto-Precharge Not Supported
Precharge All Not Supported
Write1/Read Burst Not Supported
Buffered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
Registered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
On-Card PLL (Clock) Not Supported
Buffered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Registered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Differential Clock Input Supported
Redundant Row Address Not Supported


[ DIMM3: Kingston K ]

Memory Module Properties:
Module Name Kingston K
Serial Number 10FFFFFFh
Manufacture Date Week 12 / 1999
Module Size 256 MB (1 rank, 4 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered
Memory Type DDR SDRAM
Memory Speed PC3200 (200 MHz)
Module Width 64 bit
Module Voltage SSTL 2.5
Error Detection Method None
Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

Memory Timings:
@ 200 MHz 2.5-3-3-8 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
@ 166 MHz 2.0-3-3-7 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

Memory Module Features:
Early RAS# Precharge Not Supported
Auto-Precharge Not Supported
Precharge All Not Supported
Write1/Read Burst Not Supported
Buffered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
Registered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
On-Card PLL (Clock) Not Supported
Buffered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Registered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Differential Clock Input Supported
Redundant Row Address Not Supported


[ DIMM4: Kingston K ]

Memory Module Properties:
Module Name Kingston K
Serial Number 6802207Eh
Manufacture Date Week 40 / 2000
Module Size 512 MB (2 ranks, 4 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered
Memory Type DDR SDRAM
Memory Speed PC3200 (200 MHz)
Module Width 64 bit
Module Voltage SSTL 2.5
Error Detection Method None
Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

Memory Timings:
@ 200 MHz 3.0-3-3-8 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
@ 166 MHz 2.5-3-3-7 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
@ 133 MHz 2.0-2-2-6 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

Memory Module Features:
Early RAS# Precharge Not Supported
Auto-Precharge Not Supported
Precharge All Not Supported
Write1/Read Burst Not Supported
Buffered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
Registered Address/Control Inputs Not Supported
On-Card PLL (Clock) Not Supported
Buffered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Registered DQMB Inputs Not Supported
Differential Clock Input Supported
Redundant Row Address Not Supported
 
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muckshifter

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Buy new 'fast' memory ALL the same ... 'you' will do no better than your motherboard/ram

A mix-mash of memory can lead to potential problems.


Your hard drive is the slowest component on any system. ;)
 
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Could you be a little more specific other than "fast RAM" ? Just tell me something I can actually use.

- dc
 

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It's your money, If you do not have a problem, I would leave as is.

Cas2.5 is faster than Cas3.0 ... but you, nor I, will notice any difference.

As I said, if you do not have a problems, then your memory/motherboard will run as fast as it can.
 
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RAM over PC3200 (400MHz) is guaranteed to be overclockable... such as 3500 (433MHz) or PC4200 (533MHz) like i have... CAS 2.0 is as fast as you'll get for reasonable money timings wise...
 
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I've managed to OC my 2.4C Northwood to 3.2GHZ and keep it stable there for about a week now (using the RAM I already have). I've ran the 3DMark, CPU Stability Test, and Prime95 and it passed with spades. As for the graphics cards it's down to two (I'm leaning toward the Radeon):

eVGA GeForce 6600 GT / 128MB DDR3 / AGP
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications...tails.asp?EdpNo=1182887&Tab=2&NoMapp=0

- or -

ATI Radeon® X800 Pro AGP 256MB - REFURB
http://shop.ati.com/product.asp?sku=2700726

- dc
 
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