Re: A64 3000+ 90nm overclock

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Subject: Re: A64 3000+ 90nm overclock
Name: Dunedain
Date: 12/15/2004 12:08:35 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Re: A64 3000+ 90nm overclock posted by JC

Oh ok, they must have changed the XMS latency settings to 2,2,2 later on then.
Because that's what all the XMS low latency RAM is set at now. Also, since
it is a 256 meg DIMM, it might overclock better than the 512 meg DIMM's I have.
But you need plenty of memory if you want to play DOOM III at max speed,
so 1 gig is mandatory.

Yeah, I guess I could lower the multiplier and then see if the memory would
go even higher, enough to overcome the gaming performance hit that running
the TRCD at 3 is causing. But I don't know how much higher the clock rate
would have to go on the RAM to do that. I bet it's quite a bit, though.

Which just goes to reinforce what I've been saying for a long time.
High latency is evil for 3D gaming. High clock rates are useless for games, if
it means paying a significant price in latency. Which is why DDR2 is garbage.
What we need is DDR RAM that will run at higher clock rates while still
holding the latency at 2,2,2.

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