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Brk
11-24-02, 11:00 AM
On my Gateway 450X, I see no options in the BIOS (limited since it's proprietary and all anyway), but is there any way I can bump the DDR speed to to 266 like it should be (it's PC2100)? Or is this another effect of SpeedStep?

HongKongPolice
11-24-02, 03:13 PM
Might wanna check the SODIMMs, if they're rated for PC1600, then you're stuck cuz all proprietory bios read the SPD on the ram sticks and adjust settings accordingly.

I'm 99% sure speedstep can't influence ram speeds, only CPU.

A_old
11-25-02, 09:52 AM
Originally posted by HongKongPolice
Might wanna check the SODIMMs, if they're rated for PC1600, then you're stuck cuz all proprietory bios read the SPD on the ram sticks and adjust settings accordingly.

I'm 99% sure speedstep can't influence ram speeds, only CPU.

yup

Brk
11-25-02, 01:30 PM
It's all my fault...apparently the DDR advertised for the Gateway laptops is the lowest end stuff out there (for energy conservation I suppose). The highest score I get on the Sandra memory benchmark is 977/962. I guess I'll be heading by Crucial sometime this afternoon and get some true PC2100. What a gyp, though. Ah well.

HongKongPolice
11-25-02, 03:25 PM
well unless you're doin lotz of heavy gaming, no point in gettin DDR266

Brk
11-25-02, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by HongKongPolice
well unless you're doin lotz of heavy gaming, no point in gettin DDR266

The speed difference is pretty noticeable, though (and to think I used to have some nice RIMM4200 RDRAM, too...waaaah), at least to me. Besides...must...spend...money...