Thanks for the reply. That is some very useful information.
I was watching my processor thru CPU-Z while the test was going on and I noticed that the voltage of the CPU would jump up to 1.368V, however I have it set in the bios to 1.350V. Why is it pulling in more voltage than what I have it set to? Is this normal or is this harmful to the processor? Do I need to bump the voltage up to 1.375?
Well, nearly 2 years ago I made the mistake of getting an AM2 board and I have regretted it ever since.
My wife is due for a new puter and I think I am going to get her a Wolfdale e8400.
But for now I am stuck with AMD.
The tricky thing for me is that I want to get my Kingston Hyper-X Ram running at 800 MHz with 4-4-4-12 clocks. However I can't get the ram to 800 MHz unless I place a multiplier of x16 on the CPU which would place it at 3.2 GHz and I am not sure if the chip will hold at that level.
With a multiplier of x15.5 that places my ram at 775MHz. What are the optium clocks for the ram at that speed?
Right now I have my ram on default at 1.90V and it running with a Latency of 5. Per MSI's website Kingston HyperX has to be set to 1.95V to run at 4-4-4-12
I am not all that familiar with the sub timings and junk, so maybe a new thread with the title asking about them?
I just know the basics. The lower the better. And if you are under clocking 1066 to that low, the tighter timings can increase the speed, and game some of that raw Mhz you are missing back in performance.
And a command rate of 1 also increases the rams speed via faster latency.