Under Memory Timings: M10 menu, I have a MEM_REFRESH_RATE setting of 0x20. Should this be changed to 0x1D for a mem setting of 236.25 or just 1D. Thanks.
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11/20/05 at 3:10pm
Originally Posted by mnikkel
By Catalyst, do you mean the Mobility Catalyst 5.11 and with the v0.24 ATItool?
|Also, did you mod the Catalyst or just install it?|
Originally Posted by Sushifiend3000
Just installed, no mod. (How would you mod it?)
Originally Posted by G-Omaha
I have installed the Catalyst 5.11 and adjusted the settings via ATI-Tool to 460.80 / 235.80. Ran the Artifact tester at that speed for over 18 hours straight without a single "burp". I have no ida what the "think" thernmal transfer tape is on top of the chips that I described (I think that they are the same ones SEMC references).
Only problem I experienced is the failure to "RTFM" as pertains to making the changes persistent accross boots. Finally figured that out and have been a happy camper with a very cool machine since. Last night I was rendering DVD's and both CPU's were set at 100% load for over an hour per DVD. The machines temps waived between 56C and 58C without employing the "Turbo Fans / Fn+10" mode - Room Temperature was 72F - no extra fans, etc...
Originally Posted by SEMC
Okay G-man so let me get this straight:
You are clocking at 460/235 at mem refresh at 0x20 and it works fine?
If not correct, what times work for you. See, I've got your times and refreshes all jacked up in my mind.
I am running at 405/220 at 0x20 and my system works fine and runs cool after each monthly cleaning. I'm hesitant to modify my timings higher unless the new ones are really and truely the best ones for extending the lifespan of my machine since I'm jobless right now and buying a new machine is the least of my worries.
Originally Posted by Cairngorm
Once you find a core/memory underclock setting that appears to work, how are you getting it so that the new profile is loaded automatically each time you start up?
Settings > startup > load on windows startup >
then are you doing it through the registry or on the start menu for all users?
What advantages do one have over the other. If I "tweak" it some more and I do have it starting up in the registry, will the new settings be automatically transferred?
As much as I hated doing it, this seems to be working for the time being.