Originally Posted by Divine_Madcat
The C2+ is the perfect memory setting.... why not stick with that?
I just thought that CAS 2 would be asking for trouble.
You might be able to. The Apacer may be better memory.
Jeff - I did my testing with Sandra 2004 - Not sure if that is part of the diff.
I was suprised to see that my overclocking results were so bad. Not sure why. I was afraid to push higher because of the elevated FSB speed. I am actually waiting for possibly the second version of Prescott for our socket. 3.2 GHz will be fine. Better HT and 1MB L2 cache. I am hoping that by version 2, the 3.2 will not be over 90 Watts. I read a rumor somewhere that gave a new date of Feb 04 for a fixed Prescott.
If anyone wants to try the different memory settings, you can do it with CPU-Z and PCITree.
Run CPU-Z - Leave it open (when it is running, it makes device 6 visible).
Run PCITree - select device 6 - double click the MMR register in the register listbox (it contains the value FECE0000) - click NO - select address 60-63 - write down the last three characters. These are your defaults (but don't worry, when you reboot, your normal values will be restored automatically). Set the last three values as follows:
Press the "Write" button to write the new setting.
Stop and restart CPU-Z to verify your revised memory setting.
I don't believe that you can damage your chips with this since the chips will be running at the same speed, but you system can become unstable and lock, spontaneously reboot, etc. The worst case scenario is that you somehow write garbage to your HDD and wipe your disk out. So be carefull!!!