OCZ2P8004GK and Gigabyte motherboard SPD voltage settings Help needed
Hi guys, I bought new memory OCZ2P8004GK 4x2GB replacing my old Kingston. Manufacturer says it is 5-4-4-15. I have set these values in BIOS and upped voltage to 2.1V as needed. No improvement from AUTO settings 6-6-6-18 and 1.8V
I opened HWmonitor, Everest and CPU-Z and it said that I was running 1.8V even though I set it manually in Bios to 2.1 ...and SPD timings for 400mhz say it is 6-6-6-18 ? and for lower FSB it is better timing (see picture) ..so now I dont know what values are REAL here...
From what I understand running at 333 or 266 will give me better SPD ??
I run: QuadCore Q9400 8x400=3200mhz (very safe overclock) FSB(mem)=400x2=800mhz I have set MANUAL SPD to 5 4 4 15 and 2.1V but Bios still keeps default values visible next to these settings? I use Gigabyte ga-p43-es3g motherboard with Award BIOS.
My goal was better performance in Photoshop and replaced 4GB Kingston with 8GB faster OCZ... so could you give me clue what settings should I use ? Now I have a dilemma , changing FSB to lower with higher multiplier to gain better SPD but ruining 1:1 memory-FSB ratio or keeping AUTO settings which will give me same SPD as slower Kingston (which sux)...or something else ? Stability and performance matter ... Or am I doing something wrong here ?
Thanks for help .
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