FrostyPaws Posted August 14, 2008 Share Posted August 14, 2008 I just built my first comp and I have been on a quest to get it at a good working level beyond anything I've had for gaming. I run a rampage formula board with two sticks of dominator 1066 capable ram I have been playing around with my BIOS to achieve a stable 24/7 overclock on my intel e8500 with IDEAL ram settings. Aiming for 450 FSB @ 9.5 multiplier (4275 mhz) I have the options of: 900 mhz @ 1:1 OR 1081mhz @ 5:6 -at 900 I can set the BIOS to T1 and it is stable and I notice the difference in the non snappy loading times but i can't say which is faster -at 1081 its a little faster I think but I cannot run 1T stable so 2T is enabled Which is better? And for the victor how would timings go, I want this to be at the best setting. i read this guide: http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3208&p=4 and understood about 1/4 of it..... I am still confused with all the BIOS settings available and wonder if anyone could lend any advice in that field as well for voltages ... I've heard 2.1v is the max reccomended Temps: Cpu 34 idle 55 load NB 48 idle 58 load SB 38 idle 44 load Ai Overclock Tuner = Manual CPU Ratio Control = Auto FSB Frequency = 450 FSB Strap to North Bridge = Auto PCI-E Frequency= 100 DRAM Frequency= DDR2 1081 DRAM Command Rate = 2N ( I see people refer to this as 2T or 1T?) DRAM CLK Skew on Channel A = Auto DRAM CLK Skew on Channel B = Auto DRAM Timing Control= Manual (No clue with timings as to whats best) 1st CAS# Latency = 5 RAS# to CAS# Delay = 5 RAS# Precharge = 5 RAS# ActivateTime = 15 RAS# to RAS# Delay = Auto Ref Cycle Time = Auto Write Recovery Time = Auto Read to Precharge Time = Auto 2nd Read to Write Delay (S/D) = Auto Write to Read Delay (S) = Auto Write to Read Delay (D) = Auto Read to Read Delay (S) = Auto Read to Read Delay (D) = Auto Write to Write Delay (S) = Auto Write to Write Delay (D) = Auto 3rd Write to PRE Delay = Auto Read to PRE Delay = Auto PRE to PRE Delay = Auto ALL PRE to ACT Delay = Auto ALL PRE to REF Delay = Auto DRAM Static Read Control= Auto (No idea) Ai Clock Twister = Auto (Sounds like some game?) Transaction Booster = Auto (Seen people set this to adjust to adjust common performance level? anyone reccomend anything?) CPU Voltage = 1.4125v (These are all the lowest I could get stable) CPU PLL Voltage = 1.50v North Bridge Voltage = 1.43v DRAM Voltage = 2.1v FSB Termination Voltage = 1.38v South Bridge Voltage = 1.075 SB 1.5V Voltage = Auto (Should I adjust this to lowest?) Loadline Calibration = Disabled CPU GTL Reference = Auto (Wtf is this?) North Bridge GTL Reference = Auto (No idea?) DDR2 Channel A REF Voltage = Auto (I've seen these set to DDR2-REF) DDR2 Channel B REF Voltage = Auto DDR2 Controller REF Voltage = Auto CPU Spread Spectrum = Auto (Believe i saw something about turning off) PCIE Spread Spectrum = Auto Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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