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Old 3rd August, 2012, 04:05 AM
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Ram Timings...

What are the basic goals of "tightening RAM settings"?
What is the basic procedure and how will I know when I get it right?

If you publish your doctoral thesis I won't read it! ":O}

Simple RAM for a man whose put off RAM basics for 20 years....try to be entertaining someone might put this on the Utubey thing.
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If you publish your doctoral thesis I won't read it!
Oh, that leave me out then.

Basically, all RAM has certain requirements that have to be met in order ensure that you get accurate data from the memory. Those requirements vary somewhat according to the system they are installed in (chipset, motherboard layout, socket type, CPU all can affect things). As a result, manufacturers try to set the default timings to values that are likely to result in a working system the majority of the time. Unfortunately, as with CPUs, in order to achieve reliable operation across a wide range of systems, they have to leave some performance potential lying on the table.

So, the goal of RAM 'tuning' is to shave down the timings to optimize performance without sacrificing reliability. Unfortunately, things have changed so much from the P4/Athlon days that I really don't have a good feel for the way the settings work nowadays.
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Well now I have a start! Next! ":O}
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