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OCZ 2x 1GB 184-pin DDR 400 Tcl = 2.5; not 2.0; why not?

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April 11, 2006 8:01:21 PM

Here is info on my RAM:

* OCZ part number:-OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K
* Module size and kit size:-2 x 1GB
* CPU model and rated speed:-AMD 64 X2 4400+@2.2Ghz
* Overclocked CPU speed:-NOT overclocked
* Divider and FSB used:-Unknown
* Motherboard and revision:-Asus A8N-SLI Premium 1009
* Motherboard Bios rev:-5.1.39
* Video card:-1 x eVGA 7800 gtx (256MB)
* Power supply:-OCZ Powerstream 600watt
* Operating System:-XP Pro, SP-2
* CPU and System Cooling:-Zalman 9500 + 3 case fans
* CPU and System temps:-31/36 idle; 40/40 load
* Purchased at/on:-Newegg.com on 1/30/2006
* Country:-New York, NY, USA


Memtest86: I ran memtest86 for 10.5 hours with no errors.

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FSB Bus Frequency............................. ?
LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio....................... ?
CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio.......................
cpu/11 PCI eXpress Frequency......................... 100Mhz
CPU Voltage .................................. 1.360 (Auto)
LDT Voltage .................................. ?
ChipSet (NF4) Voltage ........................ 1.5V (Auto)
DRAM Voltage ................................. Auto
+0.03 if not 3.2V ............................ ?

I set the following values manually in BIOS:

Memclock (DRAM Frequency) .................... 400Mhz
1T/2T Timing (Command Per Clock).............. 1T
CAS Latency (Tcl)............................. 2.5
RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd)..................... 3
Min RAS# active time (Tras)................... 5
Row precharge time (Trp)...................... 2
Row Cycle time (Trc).......................... 11
Row refresh cyc time (Trfc)................... 14
Row to Row delay (Trrd)....................... ?
Write recovery time (Twr)..................... 3
Write to Read delay (Twtr).................... ?
Read to Write delay (Trwt).................... 4
Refresh Period (Tref)......................... ?
DRAM Bank Interleave.......................... ?

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The rest of my Rig:

Thermaltake Armor all aluminim case;
Creative Labs Soundblaster X-Fi;
Western Digital 400GB HD @ 7200 rpm;
Plextor PX716A DVD;

My Problems/Questions:

(1) How can I get CAS latency (Tcl) = 2.0? OCZ product info says that this RAM should be 2-3-2-5-1T; But it won't go that fast on Auto settings in BIOS. So I tried to set it manually, but then computer freezes up, or won't boot at all. The lowest I can go is Tcl = 2.5. But OCZ says this RAM can go to Tcl = 2.0, so what gives? I also tried to manually increase DRAM voltage to 2.65V from 2.60V, in BIOS (BIOS has only .05V increments); but this caused computer to crash. So got any ideas? Is there some incompatability with ASUS mobo and/ or AMD cpu? Or am I missing something?

(2) Can I get my RAM to go any faster? Or have I got it set as fast as possible with the above settings. My main concern is to play online games on this computer (FEAR, COD2, BF2, etc.) at the highest possible settings, and get the highest possible frames per second, and get the most bandwidth. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can improve my RAM settings to get that done?

(3) I tried to overclock my CPU by 10%, but this causes FEAR to freeze up, and it gave me no increase in fps in FEAR or DOOM3. Does this have anything to do with the RAM settings? I am kind of noobish at this stuff so please give me any and all help that you can.

Thank you in advance for your assistance. You wise men of Tom's Harware helped me with my video card, so I'm hoping you know the answers to my RAM questions.
April 11, 2006 10:03:22 PM

One guy that you should definetly get a hold of is AndyOCZ over at DFI-street. He is a rep for OCZ and helps people troubleshoot problems with their OCZ memory. If anyone is going to know, im sure it will be him.
April 20, 2006 10:37:36 PM

this ram will do the timmings it says on the packaging. I have this same ram on my DFI SLI DR Mobo which runs at cas2.3.2.5 1T with no problems. voltage at 2.8v
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