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Windows 7: What's your memory assessment speed?

29 Apr 2011   #1121
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Overclocking is strange. I had me RAM at 1656Mhz and got a lower score. This is with it at stock (1600Mhz) and the CPU at stock too.
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Others have a similar setup and have winsats over 30,000


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30 Apr 2011   #1122
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

There is a known issue with AMD CPUs integrated memory controllers having problems running RAM above 1333 MHz.

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING AMD AM3 CPU's and RAM SPEEDS
Q&A for the topic VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING AMD AM3 CPU's & RAM....
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30 Apr 2011   #1123
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

To get my RAM to 1600Mhz or slightly more, here are the settings which GSkill gave me and it is stable.
CPU NB frequency: X11, 2200Mhz
CPU frequency: 200
Memory Clock: X8.00
System volt ctrl: Manual
DRAM Volt: 1.6V Specific to your RAM!
NB Volt Control: 1.40V
CPU NB VID control: +0.1V
tRFC 0,2,1,3: 160ns
If you have it, HT Volt" 1.40V
These setting are for my motherboard and the RAM I have but may be useful if your set up is very similar, no guarantees. My CPU stock speed is 3.4Ghz and I use the CPU multipier at X14. If your RAM is only rated, say, at 1333Mhz, I am unsure if it will reach 1600Mhz.
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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30 Apr 2011   #1124
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

That's good, there are ways to get the RAM to run above 1333MHz, it's only a matter of patience and testing.

The problem is that it takes OC'ing skills, ok for you and other enthusiasts, difficult for others.

Glad you got it stable, was wondering if this issue may be affecting your RAM score. Agree that your system should have a better RAM score.

You might try bumping the CPU NB VID control to 1.2V or 1.3v.
Slowly, testing along the way, as usual.

The +.01V from default setting of 1.10v, so this is only 1.11v, still low for AMD integrated memory controller, with 8GB RAM it usually takes a bit more juice.
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30 Apr 2011   #1125
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mathesar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Curiosity > Laziness

https://www.sevenforums.com/886556-post819.html

Looks like you're right about the FSB OC being worth more than the memory speed alone.
For what its worth the i7 920 is easily overclocked especially if you have a D0 revision (CPU-Z will show revision) Most hit 4ghz without having to increase any voltages, the only reason im holding back is because im still using the stock intel cooler on mine and it runs a little hot while under load beyond 3.36ghz.

The Corsair H50 CPU cooler seems to be popular choice for i7 OC'ing.
I've had my eye on one of those for some time. The H70 looks nice, too. My current cooler, the Prolimatech Megahalems, does a pretty fair job, though. Every time I think I have myself talked into the H50/H70 I end up wondering if I'd be better off with a bigger SSD, a bigger monitor, or something else. Then I end up getting "none of the above"...
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30 Apr 2011   #1126
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
I've had my eye on one of those for some time. The H70 looks nice, too. My current cooler, the Prolimatech Megahalems, does a pretty fair job, though. Every time I think I have myself talked into the H50/H70 I end up wondering if I'd be better off with a bigger SSD, a bigger monitor, or something else. Then I end up getting "none of the above"...
Steve, I don't think the difference will be worth changing

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01 May 2011   #1127
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Steve, I don't think the difference will be worth changing

A Guy
Yeah, I pretty much got the Megahalems through this rather indirect logic:

1) I didn't trust the twisty screw mounting method used by the otherwise decent stock Intel cooler.
2) Figured if I was going to pay X amount of dollars for a new heat sink I might as well pay X+25 dollars and get a really good one.

I have never heard of the Intel cooler falling off anyone's MB, though. If it was a big problem I'm sure I would have heard of it. Got the Intel cooler just sitting here on a shelf.
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01 May 2011   #1128
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
That's good, there are ways to get the RAM to run above 1333MHz, it's only a matter of patience and testing.

You might try bumping the CPU NB VID control to 1.2V or 1.3v.
Slowly, testing along the way, as usual.

The +.01V from default setting of 1.10v, so this is only 1.11v, still low for AMD integrated memory controller, with 8GB RAM it usually takes a bit more juice.
Thanks I'm going to futz around with various settings....usually forget to go to BIOS when restarting. I'm old.
(See Badge on my sig)
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01 May 2011   #1129
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Let us know how the testing goes.

As far as the Old thing, lot of that going around
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02 May 2011   #1130
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

15641 MBs with boosted volts.
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