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corsair TWINX1024-3200c2pt

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February 28, 2006 1:21:14 PM

so, i have the TWINX1024-3200c2pt and on my sistem they work at
3-3-3-8 timings but corsair mention on their webpage that they should work at 2-3-3-6
my question is how much performance would i get if i change the timings, i mean is it worth it? :?
what would you do?
my sistem:
AMD 64 3000+(winchester)
1BG DDR :roll:
MSI k8n Neo4 platinum
leadtek 6600 TD
February 28, 2006 2:06:12 PM

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so, i have the TWINX1024-3200c2pt and on my sistem they work at
3-3-3-8 timings but corsair mention on their webpage that they should work at 2-3-3-6
my question is how much performance would i get if i change the timings, i mean is it worth it? :?
what would you do?
my sistem:
AMD 64 3000+(winchester)
1BG DDR :roll:
MSI k8n Neo4 platinum
leadtek 6600 TD


You should run them at 2.5-3-3-6 for good performance (CL2 is mainly for Intel boards).
February 28, 2006 2:56:02 PM

but what will be the performance gain? if i lower the timings?
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February 28, 2006 3:29:38 PM

i have 3800 x2 on msi k8n sli platinum and 1gb c2pt i use it at 2.5-3-3-6-1T u might as well use this because it won't hurt, it should be a little faster than the spd settings but i dont know if its noticable
February 28, 2006 4:06:48 PM

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but what will be the performance gain? if i lower the timings?


You may get a slightly higher score in something like 3DMark, but in a game you are unlikely to notice any difference.
February 28, 2006 4:14:46 PM

ok thx I got the ideea :wink:
February 28, 2006 4:19:06 PM

Your system would be running below it's best speed, ie if you changed the timings to the 2.5-3-3-6 (I got mine to run at 1T), then you can get an extra 5-10% performance increase.

It's the reason that most people splash out to buy th high quality branded memory. If you are running your pc with the SPD settings on £70 worth of ram, you are wasting the point of spending £70 on the memory. You could have bought RAM at £40 and run them at those speeds.

I use the analogy of driving a fast car.

You dont buy a porsche and then only drive it in first gear.

BTW. my version of that memory overclocked at T1 timings to 250Mhz at 2.5-3-3-8 @ 2.8v.

Brum brum! :lol: 
February 28, 2006 5:59:28 PM

I have 3GB of the C2PT myself, A8N-SLI Premium, AMD X2 4400+

I have 2x512mb, & 2x1gb in my system. Not that I really need 3GB but it isn't hurting anything.

I cannot set my timings any lower than 2.5,3,3,6. The corsair website says it will run 2,3,3,6 INTEL OR AMD, but I have not been able to get my system to boot running at 2,3,3,6.... Probably on the AMD Platform you can run at 2.5,3,3,6 only.

Keep in mind, if you do try to run at 1T... You may end up having to reset the CMOS :) 

But definitely I agree with the others about running at the correct speed. Also your motherboard defaults to a certain voltage. That ram can run at 2.75 volts. I have mine set at 2.7 and all is well.

My board defaults to 2.6V, and I really don't see any difference in performance. The other thing to consider is if you are overclocking your FSB, remember your memory speed increases along with everything else. I am OC'ing 20%, so even at 2.5,3,3,6 my timings are overclocked as well. That tells me this is good ram and able to be pushed a good ways beyond it's limits :) 
February 28, 2006 7:21:39 PM

lol so until now i wasted the money :evil: 
Things will change 8)
hope they will run at 2-3-3-6
February 28, 2006 7:44:47 PM

CPU-Z shows at the SPD timings table:
133mhz : 2-2-2-6
166mhz : 2.5-3-3-7
200mhz : 3-3-3-8

so i should run them at 200mhz at 2-3-3-6 :? ?
February 28, 2006 7:49:46 PM

You can try running them at that, but the system may be unstable. All depends on the modules really.

If you're keen to try and improve the timings, then I would try 2.5-3-3-8 first, and then test to see if it's stable.

Memtest86 is a good memory testing program, and can be found here.
February 28, 2006 7:52:01 PM

k thx :) 
February 28, 2006 9:12:24 PM

they run at 2.5-3-3-6 :D  and I don't see any problems
haven't tried 2-3-3-6 :) 
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