Discuss ram question ? at the PC Problems within the DigitalWorldz - Satellite, Cable, Console Forums; Ive just upraded from pc2700 to pc3200 (kingston) ram .
How come I dont see any change really in test results with the 2700 and the 3200, its just about the same ? Infact, one ...
13th October 2004, 16:49 #1
ram question ?
Ive just upraded from pc2700 to pc3200 (kingston) ram.
How come I dont see any change really in test results with the 2700 and the 3200, its just about the same ? Infact, one of the tests showed a slightly poorer result with the 3200 stuff.
I thought I would have seen a massive difference in the test results ???
Mr napster, maybe you were right after all, maybe It is just a waste of money changing from 2700 to 3200 as you said you didnt see a difference either, lol.
I should have listened, lol. oh well, to late now...
13th October 2004, 17:00 #2
Depends on what speed your FSB is running. PC2700 usually runs at 333MHz (FSB 166x2), PC3200 can run up to 400MHz (FSB 200x2)
So if you got that PC3200 memory installed an run it still with 333MHz there won't be a noticable difference, since it's the same speed.
What kind of processor does this system have ?
13th October 2004, 17:09 #3
its an amd 64 3400+ on an msi 6741 motherboard (http://www.msi.com.tw/program/produc...il.php?UID=574).
should I adjust some settings in bios, if so, which ones and what to ?
sorry for this edit but i meant to say, this is the new ram http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/conf...R400X64C25/512
13th October 2004, 17:25 #4
Have a go at Sandra and tell me what FSB (Front Side Bus) speed your system is running
13th October 2004, 17:34 #5
I think this is the info your talking of, correct ? (see attachment)
sorry for this edit but i noticed when i look in mainboard info in sandra it shows different info from whats in the other attachment (see attachment)
13th October 2004, 17:55 #6
According to the first screenshot your memory is running at 320 MHz, which would explain the slow performance. Now it's up to you to check the BIOS of that board where to change FSB/Memory Speed.
To get max. performance, the memory bus speed needs to be set to 200, multiplied by 2 this will give you the full 400MHz performance
13th October 2004, 18:06 #7
Just checked a couple of forums, there seems to be some problems with that board running BIOS version 1.4. Some memory is not properly recognized and runs at 333MHz or slower. Probably worth checking your bios version and if it is 1.4 then downgrade to 1.3 which is supposed to work ok
13th October 2004, 18:28 #8
I went into bios and had a look around.
In section "frequency/voltage control" I see it says cpu fsb clock is 200mhz.
In section "advanced chipset features" I see it says memclock value ddr200.
I dunno if this makes any sense to you ?
Iam not real good in bios, so go easy with me, lol.
How do I find what the system bios version is ?? when iam in the bios it says at the top of the screen "amibios version 3.31a" , is that my bios version or am I not lookin in the correct place ?
13th October 2004, 18:33 #9
BIOS version usually can be read in the POST screen, where it shows memory, scans for installed IDE devices and stuff right after you power on your PC. Other then that SANDRA again
15th October 2004, 03:58 #10
done all that, still dont know which settings I should be checking or changing in bios (if needed) to make sure this pc3200 ram is running at full speed, its certainly only giving same results as the pc2700 ram, so it makes me wonder ???
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