PXD38G1866ELK - Does this run 1t or 2t?
I just purchased the Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 (I think it needs a longer name!) 8GB (2x4GB) PXD38G1866ELK and wanted to know if this set will run 1t? Or will I need to run 2t?
Also, if I downclock the speed from 1866Mhz to 1600Mhz, will I be able to tighten my timings from the stock 9-11-9-27 to 8-9-8-24?
My last q for this post -- (yeah, I know...I'm such a newb!) I know that the packaging says it's been tested to work the Series 6 Intel Chips (i.e.: Sandy Bridge) but will this work with say AMD's Thuban series (e.g.: 1090T or 1100T)?
Been researching this set of RAM but have a lot of questions that I couldn't find answers for (like what IC's are used -- Patriot simply states that they're "pre-sorted"???) so I am hoping that my questions will be answered here.
Originally Posted by DefTaker
I'll answer your questions in the order they are asked...
We recommend 2T by default, but if you can get away with 1T then go ahead and switch to that.
Yes, (theoretically) you should be able to tighten the timings as the frequencies start to come down.
We just can't say exactly how much because it can vary from system to system, but generally speaking you should be able to tighten the timings with lower Memory speeds.
This memory is only tested on Intel P67 platforms... if you have AMD we would recommend going with our AMD lines....
1600 7-7-7-20 1.7v
1600 8-9-8-24 1.7v
1600 9-9-9-24 1.8v
1333 7-7-7-20 1.7v
1333 9-9-9-24 1.5v
Unfortunately we aren't allowed to give out IC information, however rest assured that these are all hand-tested and crafted to work at the rated speeds on the Intel P67/ Sandybridge Chipset.
I was able to get my 1866MHz Division II to 1600MHz 7-7-7-21 with auto voltage settings on most boards. A couple required manual voltage settings in the BIOS. The higher performance overclockable P67 and Z68 boards seem to be the smarter platform using Auto settings. Your mileage may very.
Great! Thank you guys!
@Patriot_Ben: I believe these sticks should still work with AMD...I've seen several people running the Thuban (1090T BE & 1100T BE) chips and they've stated this ram works well. The price point AR was too good for me to pass up. I'm just hoping that this will work well with the next gen Bulldozer chips...as I don't see why they wouldn't since Bulldozer mainboards are DDR3 compatible.
@Temukahn: Thanks! I didn't think this ram would could get to CAS7...from all the reviews it seems that some people even have trouble getting this ram to post at CAS8 timings on the stock speed. Conversely, I've seen a few people post that they were able to OC to the *magical* 2133Mhz speed at CAS10.
From what I have personally played with and seen, there isn't that much of a speed boost between 1600Mhz vs. 1866Mhz unless the timings are really tight. I would rather have a slightly slower speed for tighter timings...always just seems snappier but that could just be my perception. But 7-7-7-21 is awesome!
Thanks again you guys!