955 memory controller at 1000 MHz

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  1. chainbolt

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    In this test report with the upcoming 955 chipset (using the Intel reference board) they easily made it to DDR2 1000 MHz in dual channel - 100% stable as they say. It seems the new 955 memory controller has plenty of headroom.

    http://www.legitreviews.com/article.php?aid=187&pid=2

    The memory at very high latency of 5-4-4, but the 1000 MHz frequnecy is more than compensating for this. They could run the board at 250 x 15 = 3.75GHz Dual Core. Well if this holds true for the retail stuff - we don't have to worry. :p
     
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    Yes, Yes, Yes, now we are talking.... :wired:

    I saw that today and posted a thread in "Storage, Backup and Memory" area.

    I knew Intel and DDR2 tech could deliver the goods. :p

    This will be a popular thread :leet:
     
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    I reckon the Corsair PC5300UL BIGFAT Micron modules rated at 3-3-3-8 DDR2-667 at 1.9v played a bigger role than the chipset ;) .

    Benchmarks at XS.org
     
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    Maybe, but their impression seems to be different:

    Maybe it's nonsense, we shall see. :p
     
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    Well maybe they haven't reviewed the AA8XE with the new bios or the P5AD2-E?
     
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    Is there still that 'overclocking lock' on the 955's. I mean that thing that prevent the frequencies from being over 10% out that most motherboard manufacturers managed to break anyway.
     
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    Obviously not when they have a 200 Mhz system bus running at 250 Mhz. That's 25%. But who knows, these are ES.
     
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    shame pcmark04 memory score was so low heh but guess that was cpu speed loss

    3.4EE 550 / DFI 875P-T with 2x 512MB OCZ PC3700EB @245mhz 3-2-2-8 1T

    [​IMG]

    500mhz 5-2-2-8 would be nice hehe
     
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  9. Xassius

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    Don't think so as the Intel seems to have taken a different stance on overclocking now. As mentioned on Legit Reviews, the intel reference board allowed up to 30% increase on the FSB and up to 1.5v for this Smithfield CPU.

    Not to mention they said that the retail version of the Extreme Edition will also have UNLOCKED multipliers from 14x to 60x
     
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    Anyone know when we'll start seeing boards shipping here in Aus?


    I've been pushing off an upgrade till the dual-core comes out but the waiting is really getting :tongue:
     
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    The first 955 boards will appear in retail within this month. I have actually seen the ASUS product already ;) Intel is pushing this, no boards = no dual core. I am sure you can get boards + dual core 8xx not later at the beginning of May in AUS - probably earlier.

    And then of course there is also nForce 4 - it also works with the 8xx series.
     

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