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960T + 7850, is there a bottleneck somewhere?

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    Could you tell the exact ram model? (Are these something like ValueRam?)
     
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    It's this one actually.
     
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    These are 1066MHz, why are you running them at 800MHz? Go in your BIOS and set them to 1066MHz, 5-5-5-15 and 2.1V.
     
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    Because the other 2GB don't support 1066. Since I just removed them, I can try changing it back to 1066. I'm not sure where do I set the 5-5-5-15 values and, is 2.1V safe for my old mobo?
     
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    Try 2V for the Dram Voltage and if not stable go up to 2.1V. I don't really see how it could be not safe for your mobo.

    You should see something like this in your BIOS:

    DRAM Command Rate [Auto]
    DRAM 1St Information: X-X-X-XX-X-XX-XX-X

    TCL [Auto]
    TRCD [Auto]
    TRP [Auto]
    TRAS [Auto]
    TRTP [Auto]
    TRC [Auto]
    TWR [Auto]
    TRRD [Auto]

    DRAM 2St Information: X-X-X-X-X-XXX-X

    TRWTTO [Auto]
    TWRRD [Auto]
    TWTR [Auto]
    TWRWR [Auto]
    TRDRD [Auto]
    TRFC0 [Auto]
    TRFC1 [Auto]
    TREF [Auto]

    Do this:

    DRAM Command Rate [Auto]
    DRAM 1St Information: X-X-X-XX-X-XX-XX-X

    TCL [5]
    TRCD [5]
    TRP [5]
    TRAS [15]
    TRTP [Auto]
    TRC [Auto]
    TWR [Auto]
    TRRD [Auto]

    DRAM 2St Information: X-X-X-X-X-XXX-X

    TRWTTO [Auto]
    TWRRD [Auto]
    TWTR [Auto]
    TWRWR [Auto]
    TRDRD [Auto]
    TRFC0 [Auto]
    TRFC1 [Auto]
    TREF [Auto]

    The rest should be correct on Auto.
     
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    Sorry for the delay. I was sort of busy. I'm running with those settings at 2.1V. It's stable so far. I did notice a slight improvement, and can finally reach at least 90% GPU utilization in some ares, but still struggles in others.

    Like I mentioned, if I play in servers with 32 players or less, I can keep consistent 50-60FPS.

    Also, I was helping some guy yesterday with a 965be and a 7970. He can keep 60FPS across the map. If his CPU can handle BF3 I guess that means mine should too.

    Thanks guys, I'll go ahead and buy a new motherboard and DDR3 ram. :toast:
     
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    When you buy ram for the new board try to look for DDR3 1600 ram cas 9 and 1.5v* (a 2x4GB kit should be plenty)

    * AMD setups usually prefer 1.5v vs 1.65v... I've had issues running 1.65v ram

    Also, you can run lower speed/tighter timing (DDR3 1333, cas 8 or 7) which tends to run better on AMD setups... which is pretty easy to do with the spec's I suggested.

    Good Luck! :toast:
     
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    What about this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
     
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