Memory Timings???

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Gary Pandher, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    Need some help with memory timings ..heres what i've got in my bios right now
    Cas Latency
    2.5
    2 :)

    Bank Interleave
    Disabled :)
    2 Bank
    4 Bank

    Percharge to Active (Trp)
    2T :)
    3T

    Active to Percharge (Tras)
    5T :)
    6T

    Active to CMD (Trcd)
    2T :)
    3T

    DRAM Command Rate
    2T Command
    1T Command :)

    The ones with the :) beside it is what i have selected right now..can someone give me info on what these do and which is better to select?
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    what type of memory do you have and what timings can it accept?

    ideally you want to set fast timings only when your memory can handle it...

    lower timings generally can cause instability unless the memory can handle it..
     
  3. Gary Pandher

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    is there anything out there that i can use to test the memory stability?
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    there are a few apps you can run... memtest is a popular one..

    http://www.memtest86.com/

    just the first link I grabbed off of google...
     
  5. Friend of Bill

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    Marching ones, etc.
     
  6. Gary Pandher

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    how do i use memtest...(NEWBIE with this program never used it b4)
     
  7. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    you loop it and check readout for memory errors...
     
  8. Gary Pandher

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    dloaded it
    opened the folder
    it has 4 things in there
    one was install
    clicked that
    nuthin much happened...
     
  9. plex

    plex OSNN Junior Addict

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    I believe you have to create a boot disk.
     
  10. Gary Pandher

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    can you have boot disks in xp?...mm how do i go about doing all this lol
    isnt there any programs to test ur mem that run in windows lol
     
  11. dreamliner77

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    Put a blank floppy in your a: drive

    Run install.bat

    This will create the bootable floppy with memtest on it. Restart computer with the floppy in the a: drive. Make sure the BIOS is set to have the floppy as the first boot device.

    Thank you, I'll be here all night, taking donations...
     
  12. Gary Pandher

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    lol thanks dreamliner77
    i ran the test
    it kept goin n goin
    bout 25 minz...
    not sure if its supposed to
    buh yea
    it said pass 100%
    and then it started over again..
    from 1..and started going again..i assumed it was done so i hit escape..is that alright?..orrr was there more to the test lol
     
  13. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Depends how much memory you have. I've had it run for over 14 hours before
     
  14. Gary Pandher

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    umm
    wow
    i got one stick of 512 mb
    32 is shared with vid card so its onli 480....
    how long would i need to run it ?????
     
  15. dreamliner77

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    i'd just let it run overnight
     
  16. Gary Pandher

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    ite i'll do that 2nite...when i ran it for 25 minz it din lock up or anything so im guessin things should be ok..