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Built my new rig today.. couple of oddities

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MeatLoaf, 27 Jul 2006.

  1. MeatLoaf


    Joined: 1 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,271

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    Built my new rig today :

    Lian Li PC7+ Case
    Asus M2N-E Mobo
    3800+ AM2 CPU ( single core )
    1GB Giel Dual Channel 667Mhz DDR2
    Connect 3D X1800XT
    160Gb Samsung HDD
    Plextor PX-755A DVDRW
    Tagan EasyCon 430W PSU

    Runs pretty sweet and im pretty pleased with the bencies ( in sig ) and it runs games well as well.

    2 Questions tho..

    1. According to CPU-Z my CPU is at 12x200 = 2400 which is correct. Set my RAM in the bios to 4-4-4-12 1T. According to CPU-Z my RAM is running at 300Mhz. Is this right or should it be 200 like the FSB?? I thought it would be the same as my 939 rig.

    2. I though the PSU would be fine but according to asus probe my power readings are : +3.3 = 3.23, +5.0 = 4.89 and +12 = 11.52

    Am i to assume my PSU isnt up top the job even tho the system seems atable?

    Not bad for £520 tho, until the X1800s went on offer i was getting a 7600GT :D

    Additions for next week :

    X-Fi OEM
    Another Gig of ram
    Another HDD
  2. HicRic


    Joined: 13 May 2006

    Posts: 287

    Location: england

    The PSU is fine as long as those rails are stable - the values you quoted are within +/- 5%, which I believe is considered reasonable. I would hazard a guess that the RAM is running on a divider if the FSB is 200MHz but the mem is 300? Not really sure to be honest.
  3. lee87


    Joined: 31 Jul 2005

    Posts: 2,592

    I don't know much about ram but I would guess that it is fine at 300mhz. It will be different to skt 939 as you are using DDR2 and not DDR, which can handle higher frequencies.