|I have an overclock question that I have not been able to see a way around (it's possible this board it too limited). |
GA-G41-ES2L, E2160 and 4GB (2x2GB) Kensington DDR800 (I can look up which one if relevant)
Mainly, I cannot get the Ratio to 1:1. I can bring the speed up to 300 giving me 300x9=2700 and I am not complaining about the 2.7GHz on the processor, but with the 'System Memory Multiplier, there are only 4 options: Auto, 2.66c, 3.33c, and 4.00c. With the speed at 300 and the memory multiplier at 2.66c that gives me DDR800 which is safe for my memory, but gives me a Ratio 3:4. Now this appears to be running OK, but EVERYONE indicates that 1:1 is much better. The BIOS does not allow me to directly set the memory base speed so I cannot lower it more to begin with, but I would need an option of a memory multiplier of 2.00c. With that I would be able to lower the CPU multiplier and begin again with a speed of 400 and get a DDR800 at a 1:1 Ratio and just find a comfortable multiplier for the CPU to run at.
My individual RAM timings are on auto, but they are at factory specs for the RAM (5,5,5,18) and I do not know enough about those to play with them. Speedfan SPD lists 2 possibilities:
JEDEC#1 270MHz 4,4,4,13,15 1.8V and JEDEC#2 400MHz 5,5,5,18,22 1.8V
I do not know if the alternate settings listed here would help or hurt, it would appear that it would slow the RAM, but I do not know if it could achieve the DDR800 (or even DDR667/333) that I want to optimize this combination. Or would setting them to manual,but leaving the current settings make a difference.
[I have another computer I built after this one that uses the better GA-EP43-UD3L with an E8200 and DDR800 that sets up perfectly at 400/1600FSB DDR800 3.2GB and that one uses a memory multiplier, but it offers the 2.00c option so it was easy]
WAIT: I just realized that this board only supports FSB1333 - - - So I should still would be happy with DDR667/333/1333 IF optimizing is really THAT important, BUT how can I achieve that with this combination... How do I set up the RAM correctly... Or do I settle for a Ratio of 3:4 (300x9=2700 and 400/800DDR)????
I am sorry if I rambled a little...
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