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11-26-02, 12:47 AM
Hi guys!

i was tinkering around with the girlfriend's box and saw this in the CMOS pertaining to memory. Could anybody please tell me what they mean and how i could change them to improve on the system's speed/performance?

The system is a Celeron 533, 128MB RAM, S3 Savage 16MB VideoCard.

SDRAM Configuration [Options are: By SPD or User Defined or 7ns(143Mhz) or 8ns(125Mhz)]
SDRAM CAS Latency [Options are 2T and 3T]
SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay [Options are 2T and 3T]
SDRAM RAS Precharge Time [Options are 2T and 3T]
SDRAM Cycle Time [Options are: TRAS or TRC or 6T,8T or 5T,7T]
Video Memory Cache Mode [Options are: UC or USWC]

Guys, i'm completely in the dark with this, i sure could use some help.

Thanks in advance! :D

11-26-02, 02:03 AM
With a 533Mhz and only 128mb of ram, don't expect too much bro. Just set it at default. If you want some good performance outta the ram, you'll need to have at least 256mb or more, then you'll see an improvement.

These are the meanings to the ram settings:
SPD is- auto
User define is- you set the timings manually (overclocking)

The rest is basically memory timing settings. Depending on how good you memory chips are and what their ratings are, is how you set it's timings. In order for you to have faster memory timings, you memory must be able to handle the faster timings, thus better performance. According to the owners manual to that pc, it would explain it more in detail. All mobo's are different.

What i just posted is a rough idea, but it's a little more technical that that.

11-26-02, 03:00 AM
thanks LT-73! thanks for shedding light on the matter..:D

11-26-02, 03:23 AM
Originally posted by parse27
thanks LT-73! thanks for shedding light on the matter..:D

Anytime :D