Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Tech Link (Memory): Intel Core 2 "Conroe" Memory Settings Guide

If you are looking for utmost performance for your new baby Conroe-based rig, this might be something that will interest you. The "Camerons" (one author, one editor) spent some quality time playing with various speed and timing of memory, such as DDR2-533, DDR2-667, DDR2-800. Expand for more...


The last time that memory latencies and possible impacts of using memory with higher latencies was only really emphasised back when the Intel Pentium 3 was available from the retail stores.

Intel’s Pentium 4 architecture was one of the most bandwidth hungry - if you shoved DDR into it with a 400MHz rate with extremely low latencies, the system would perform worse then if it had 433MHz memory with higher latencies. Pentium 4 was just so memory hungry that higher MHz was better than lower latencies.

Source:Intel Core 2 "Conroe" Memory Settings Guide

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