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Newbie help pls...What's next??? Any benefit to making RAM go faster?

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March 20, 2010 10:35:08 AM

Hi,

I've got my i7-950 stable at 4.2GHz on an ASUS P6X58D MoBo. Any higher on the CPU and my temps get above 80 in RealTemp.exe. My RAM is Corsair Dominator 12GB set rated at 1600MHz which is what I'm running it at now. 2 Questions:

1. Below is the output from CPU-Z - any ideas on how I might do things better for either performance, power or thermal management?

2. Should I try to make my DRAM go faster? Any benefit? It was really expensive and I'm only running it at its rated speed so just curious since it has its own fans if I should try to make it go faster. If so - how do I do this?

MANY MANY THANKS as I'm a newbie and welcome all input!

CPU-Z TXT Report
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Binaries
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CPU-Z version 1.53.1

Processors
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Number of processors 1
Number of threads 4

APICs
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Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0
-- Core 1
-- Thread 0 2
-- Core 2
-- Thread 0 4
-- Core 3
-- Thread 0 6

Processors Information
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Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 4 (max 8)
Number of threads 4 (max 16)
Name Intel Core i7 950
Codename Bloomfield
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 1366 LGA (0x1)
CPUID 6.A.5
Extended CPUID 6.1A
Core Stepping D0
Technology 45 nm
Core Speed 4198.7 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 21.00 x 199.9 MHz
Rated Bus speed 3598.9 MHz
Stock frequency 3066 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, EM64T, VT-x
L1 Data cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 4 x 256 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L3 cache 8 MBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes

Turbo Mode supported, disabled
Max non-turbo ratio 23x
Max turbo ratio 25x
Max efficiency ratio 12x
TDP Limit 130 Watts
TDC Limit 110 Amps
Core TDP 110 Watts
Uncore TDP 20 Watts
Power @ 12x 35 Watts
Power @ 13x 39 Watts
Power @ 14x 44 Watts
Power @ 15x 50 Watts
Power @ 16x 57 Watts
Power @ 17x 64 Watts
Power @ 18x 72 Watts
Power @ 19x 82 Watts
Power @ 20x 92 Watts
Power @ 21x 103 Watts
Power @ 22x 116 Watts
Power @ 23x 130 Watts
Max bus number 255
Attached device PCI device at bus 255, device 2, function 1
Attached device PCI device at bus 255, device 3, function 4

Chipset
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Northbridge Intel X58 rev. 13
Southbridge Intel 82801JR (ICH10R) rev. 00
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Size 12288 MBytes
Channels Triple
Memory Frequency 799.7 MHz (2:8)
CAS# latency (CL) 8.0
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 8
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 8
Cycle Time (tRAS) 24
Row Refresh Cycle Time (tRFC) 88
Command Rate (CR) 2T
Uncore Frequency 3199.0 MHz

Memory SPD
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DIMM # 1
SMBus address 0x50
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
Part number CMD12GX3M6A1600C8
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP yes
XMP revision 1.2
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 6.0-6-6-16-23 @ 444 MHz
JEDEC #2 7.0-7-7-19-27 @ 518 MHz
JEDEC #3 8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 592 MHz
JEDEC #4 9.0-9-9-24-34 @ 666 MHz
XMP profile XMP-1600
Specification PC3-12800
Voltage level 1.650 Volts
Min Cycle time 1.250 ns (800 MHz)
Min tRP 10.00 ns
Min tRCD 10.00 ns
Min tWR 15.00 ns
Min tRAS 30.00 ns
Min tRC 50.63 ns
Min tRFC 110.00 ns
Min tRTP 7.50 ns
Min tRRD 7.50 ns
Command Rate 2T
XMP timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC-CR @ frequency (voltage)
XMP #1 6.0-6-6-18-31-2T @ 600 MHz (1.650 Volts)
XMP #2 8.0-8-8-24-41-2T @ 800 MHz (1.650 Volts)

DIMM # 2
SMBus address 0x51
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
Part number CMD12GX3M6A1600C8
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP yes
XMP revision 1.2
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 6.0-6-6-16-23 @ 444 MHz
JEDEC #2 7.0-7-7-19-27 @ 518 MHz
JEDEC #3 8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 592 MHz
JEDEC #4 9.0-9-9-24-34 @ 666 MHz
XMP profile XMP-1600
Specification PC3-12800
Voltage level 1.650 Volts
Min Cycle time 1.250 ns (800 MHz)
Min tRP 10.00 ns
Min tRCD 10.00 ns
Min tWR 15.00 ns
Min tRAS 30.00 ns
Min tRC 50.63 ns
Min tRFC 110.00 ns
Min tRTP 7.50 ns
Min tRRD 7.50 ns
Command Rate 2T
XMP timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC-CR @ frequency (voltage)
XMP #1 6.0-6-6-18-31-2T @ 600 MHz (1.650 Volts)
XMP #2 8.0-8-8-24-41-2T @ 800 MHz (1.650 Volts)

DIMM # 3
SMBus address 0x52
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
Part number CMD12GX3M6A1600C8
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP yes
XMP revision 1.2
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 6.0-6-6-16-23 @ 444 MHz
JEDEC #2 7.0-7-7-19-27 @ 518 MHz
JEDEC #3 8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 592 MHz
JEDEC #4 9.0-9-9-24-34 @ 666 MHz
XMP profile XMP-1600
Specification PC3-12800
Voltage level 1.650 Volts
Min Cycle time 1.250 ns (800 MHz)
Min tRP 10.00 ns
Min tRCD 10.00 ns
Min tWR 15.00 ns
Min tRAS 30.00 ns
Min tRC 50.63 ns
Min tRFC 110.00 ns
Min tRTP 7.50 ns
Min tRRD 7.50 ns
Command Rate 2T
XMP timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC-CR @ frequency (voltage)
XMP #1 6.0-6-6-18-31-2T @ 600 MHz (1.650 Volts)
XMP #2 8.0-8-8-24-41-2T @ 800 MHz (1.650 Volts)

DIMM # 4
SMBus address 0x53
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
Part number CMD12GX3M6A1600C8
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP yes
XMP revision 1.2
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 6.0-6-6-16-23 @ 444 MHz
JEDEC #2 7.0-7-7-19-27 @ 518 MHz
JEDEC #3 8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 592 MHz
JEDEC #4 9.0-9-9-24-34 @ 666 MHz
XMP profile XMP-1600
Specification PC3-12800
Voltage level 1.650 Volts
Min Cycle time 1.250 ns (800 MHz)
Min tRP 10.00 ns
Min tRCD 10.00 ns
Min tWR 15.00 ns
Min tRAS 30.00 ns
Min tRC 50.63 ns
Min tRFC 110.00 ns
Min tRTP 7.50 ns
Min tRRD 7.50 ns
Command Rate 2T
XMP timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC-CR @ frequency (voltage)
XMP #1 6.0-6-6-18-31-2T @ 600 MHz (1.650 Volts)
XMP #2 8.0-8-8-24-41-2T @ 800 MHz (1.650 Volts)

DIMM # 5
SMBus address 0x54
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
Part number CMD12GX3M6A1600C8
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP yes
XMP revision 1.2
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 6.0-6-6-16-23 @ 444 MHz
JEDEC #2 7.0-7-7-19-27 @ 518 MHz
JEDEC #3 8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 592 MHz
JEDEC #4 9.0-9-9-24-34 @ 666 MHz
XMP profile XMP-1600
Specification PC3-12800
Voltage level 1.650 Volts
Min Cycle time 1.250 ns (800 MHz)
Min tRP 10.00 ns
Min tRCD 10.00 ns
Min tWR 15.00 ns
Min tRAS 30.00 ns
Min tRC 50.63 ns
Min tRFC 110.00 ns
Min tRTP 7.50 ns
Min tRRD 7.50 ns
Command Rate 2T
XMP timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC-CR @ frequency (voltage)
XMP #1 6.0-6-6-18-31-2T @ 600 MHz (1.650 Volts)
XMP #2 8.0-8-8-24-41-2T @ 800 MHz (1.650 Volts)

DIMM # 6
SMBus address 0x55
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
Part number CMD12GX3M6A1600C8
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP yes
XMP revision 1.2
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 6.0-6-6-16-23 @ 444 MHz
JEDEC #2 7.0-7-7-19-27 @ 518 MHz
JEDEC #3 8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 592 MHz
JEDEC #4 9.0-9-9-24-34 @ 666 MHz
XMP profile XMP-1600
Specification PC3-12800
Voltage level 1.650 Volts
Min Cycle time 1.250 ns (800 MHz)
Min tRP 10.00 ns
Min tRCD 10.00 ns
Min tWR 15.00 ns
Min tRAS 30.00 ns
Min tRC 50.63 ns
Min tRFC 110.00 ns
Min tRTP 7.50 ns
Min tRRD 7.50 ns
Command Rate 2T
XMP timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC-CR @ frequency (voltage)
XMP #1 6.0-6-6-18-31-2T @ 600 MHz (1.650 Volts)
XMP #2 8.0-8-8-24-41-2T @ 800 MHz (1.650 Volts)


Monitoring
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Mainboard Model P6X58D PREMIUM (0x000003CE - 0xC922E784)




Hardware Monitors
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Hardware monitor Winbond W83627DHG
Voltage 0 1.31 Volts [0xA4] (CPU VCORE)
Voltage 1 12.04 Volts [0xD8] (+12V)
Voltage 2 3.30 Volts [0xCE] (AVCC)
Voltage 3 3.28 Volts [0xCD] (+3.3V)
Voltage 4 1.72 Volts [0xD7] (VIN1)
Voltage 6 1.14 Volts [0x8F] (VIN3)
Temperature 0 26°C (78°F) [0x1A] (SYSTIN)
Temperature 1 28°C (81°F) [0x37] (CPUTIN)
Temperature 2 27°C (80°F) [0x36] (AUXTIN)
Fan 1 938 RPM [0x5A] (CPUFANIN0)
Fan 3 1308 RPM [0x81] (CPUFANIN1)



Graphics
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Number of adapters 1

Graphic APIs
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API ATI OD5
API ATI I/O

Display Adapters
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Display adapter 0
Manuf. API index 0
Display name \\.\DISPLAY1
Name Radeon HD 4670
Codename RV730
Technology 55 nm
Memory size 1024 MB
Memory bus width 128 bits
GPU ref clock 27000
PCI device bus 3 (0x3), device 0 (0x0), function 0 (0x0)
Vendor ID 0x1002 (0x174B)
Model ID 0x9490 (0xE101)
Performance Level 0
Core clock 165.0 MHz
Memory clock 300.0 MHz


Software
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Windows Version Microsoft Windows 7 (6.1) (Build 7600)
DirectX Version 11.0


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March 20, 2010 11:36:32 AM

No, overclocking your memory won't do anything you will notice.
That is a very good question though. One that gets asked about 35 times a week, a quick search of the forums will turn up many discussions on this very topic.
That is the great thing about these forums. There it a huge amount of information for nearly every subject you can think of in here, if you just use the search feature.
But we really don't need to see this big long list of blah, blah, blah blah blah unless you are having a technical issue and someone has asked you to post all these details. For general questions, it's all pretty useless. All we need to know is you basic hardware configuration, you know, CPU, Board, Memory type and amount, PSU, GPU, HDD.
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