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dod 29th August, 2002 01:52 PM

Burning in RAM
 
Just looking for peoples experience.

Firstly do you think burning in RAM actually helps performance and if so what is the best way to do it.

There seem to be mixed views.

Pinky 29th August, 2002 02:05 PM

Re: Burning in RAM
 
Quote:

Originally posted by dod
Just looking for peoples experience.

Firstly do you think burning in RAM actually helps performance and if so what is the best way to do it.

There seem to be mixed views.

Never heard of it. I don't know if RAM, as a "device" requires burn-in... the cpu's another story...

dod 29th August, 2002 02:36 PM

Just something else I've misunderstood. My knowledge really is that low.

Okay so if the cpu is a different matter whats the best way to go about it please?

Pinky 29th August, 2002 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by dod
Okay so if the cpu is a different matter whats the best way to go about it please?
CPU burn in is rather easy.

Highest voltage you can (like 1.85 ;) ), LOWEST clock speed you can (set the bus and multiplier as low as you can and still boot into windows), then start a program that will keep your cpu at 100% utilization. be sure the case stays relatively cool (the colder the better anyway :p ). Leave it running like this for a day or more if you can. This will not necessarily raise your ceiling for the cpu but it will help the cpu's efficiency, meaning you will be able to lower the voltage a tad at the clock speed you were running prior to burn in (again, this is in theory, and I have had some success with this). This also helps with increasing stability on bleeding edge overclocks.

dod 29th August, 2002 03:06 PM

Thanks for patience :o :o I'll get there eventually

cloasters 29th August, 2002 08:17 PM

"Burning in," as done by PC enthusiasts is different from "Burning in," as done by manufacturers of electronic devices. It's a safe bet that 9 out of 10 EE's will insist that burning in, PC hobbyist style, is completely invalid and a waste of time. As well as harmful to the health and lifespan of a CPU.

Another situation where the tech's know better than the engineer's? Wouldn't be the first time! Those with hand's on experience at torturing those sub-miniscule circuits know that it works to produce a processor that will clock higher than AMD, and what's its name intended. But not always!

It's possible that some OCing mavens burn in their RAM. As RAM performs a different function than do CPU's, I'm far from certain that burning it in is to any benefit.


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