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Need some clarification on OC'in

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by iNDEH, 12 May 2006.

  1. iNDEH


    Joined: 11 May 2006

    Posts: 22

    Hey guys, im building a rig and i plan to OC it, ive read thru this forum and there some gd advice but i need some things clearing up. So if you wouldnt mind...also in terms of performance im not rlly interested in the difference it makes on a benchmark (well i am but...) im more interested in the diff it makes on games and the like.

    What is 1T and 2T? I realise 1T is better (i saw 1T is 400mb/s faster quoted some where could have been 400b/s i forget) but what does it actually mean in terms of the board. Ive heard only the DFI will allow you to use 4 sticks with 1T but are there any others? i planned on using the sapphire Prue innovation board the black one will it support 4x 512 on T1 or for that matter will any of the Pure innovation boards.

    Also i saw some bench marks that suggested that using 4x 512 ovr 2x 1024 yeilded a 5-10% increase in ram performance is this tru and if i cant use 1T with 4 sticks (thats correct right) would using 2x 1024 be better and switching to T1?

    Also im right in believing the 64's like tighter CAS latencies? (also is this another reason to switch to 2x 1024 so i can use 1T)

    Thanks guys i appreciate any feed bac

    iNDEH :D
  2. Chronictank


    Joined: 12 Jan 2006

    Posts: 2,547

    It all depends on your CPU

    If you have a socket 939 AMD then bandwidth is meaningless, go for higher cpu clock speeds than tighter timings on the ram as it will give you a bigger performance gain
    Saying that you should try keep 1t if possible as it does give you a performance boost over 2t timings.
    Heres a interesting thread that compares the various memory options against increasing the clock speeds with slower ram settings

    If i have got it wrong feel free to correct me but thats how i understand it :)
    Last edited: 12 May 2006
  3. iNDEH


    Joined: 11 May 2006

    Posts: 22

    Thnx dude most helpful