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IpeXeuS
09-02-06, 09:52 AM
Hello dudes, ;)

I've one question here about Kingston memory timings.

Here's a screenshot about my current default/auto memory timings:

{ http://ipexeus.co.nr/various/MemoryTimingsDefault.png }

I've installed on 2 x Kingston PC3200 DDR333 512MB memory sticks. ;) And also I use ASrock K8Upgrade-NF3 motherboard { http://www.asrock.com/product/K8Upgrade-NF3.htm } and I can adjust following memory timings trough BIOS:

Memory Clock:
CAS Latency:
TRAS:
TRP:
TRCD:
TRRD:
MA Timing:
Burst Length:
Bank Interleaving:

First of all, I would like to hear helpfully tips & tricks from those dudes, that have adjusted these kind of memory sticks before and who are very experienced about tweaking/optimizing memory in general. So, what memory timings you suggest, please could you help me asap?

Thanks anyway... :)

YARDofSTUF
09-02-06, 10:30 AM
Burst length leave as is, interleave set to 4 way

As for the others, need a link to the actual kingston ram you bought, They sell it in different timmings so its hard to say what you can do.

IpeXeuS
09-02-06, 10:42 AM
Oh ffs, it cant be this hard... :( I bought a ****ing Kingston PC3200 DDR400 512MB 2 x kit aight, aint that enough?

YARDofSTUF
09-02-06, 11:22 AM
PC3200/ DDR400 is the same thing, 2 different ways to say it.

When you buy ram, usually its listed 2GB kit 2x1GB DDR400 2-2-2-8 and that last bit is the timings.

Odds are it defaulted to what its set to run at. If your gonna run it at 160ish mhz then you can probably tighten the RAS to CAS and RAS precharge timings or change teh command rate to 1T

http://www.techpowerup.com/systool/ Systool will let you adjust a ton of timings from within windows XP/2k handy little tool.

Not knowing what the ram is actually meant to run at I cant be sure any of this will work.

The fun and risks of overclocking.

IpeXeuS
09-02-06, 11:35 AM
You didn't answer my question yet and I know what memory timings are, but I want tweak my memory a bit and I'm not sure what are the best memory timings. So, what you or anybody suggest what memory timings I should adjust? How hard is this after all?

Izzo
09-02-06, 11:38 AM
You didn't answer my question yet and I know what memory timings are, but I want tweak my memory a bit and I'm not sure what are the best memory timings. So, what you or anybody suggest what memory timings I should adjust? How hard is this after all?


Perhaps you're approaching this the wrong way.

YARDofSTUF
09-02-06, 11:39 AM
The best timings are the lowest values, I told ya which I would choose to tighten first.

IpeXeuS
09-02-06, 11:41 AM
Perhaps you're approaching this the wrong way.

Hmm, interesting, well why don't you tell me the right way then.

Izzo
09-02-06, 11:47 AM
Hmm, interesting, well why don't you tell me the right way then.


You could start by being polite.

Duzmor
09-02-06, 12:06 PM
What I would do is Google The ram you Have with Numbers to see what others are running the Ram timeing at :thumb:

This Might be your Ram - we can't tell with out Numbers

http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=682

Duz:) :)

IpeXeuS
09-02-06, 02:08 PM
Hmm, well it's not definitely any HyperX memory tho, cause it's original Kingston PC3200 DRR400 512MB memory kit and here's a link:

http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/PartsInfo.asp?root=us&LinkBack=http://www.kingston.com&ktcpartno=KVR400X64C3AK2/1G

Maybe this helps you guys out a bit. ;)

YARDofSTUF
09-02-06, 02:26 PM
If thats your RAM then your already running it a little better than its default. Probably about all you'll get with that.

Duzmor
09-02-06, 04:12 PM
Review Over at Anandtech on your ram - Look at the Memory Timeing

http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2392&p=5

Duz:) :)