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    Default XMP resulted in no real performance gain in Benchmarking

    So I have the Triple Channel setup of DDR3-1600 memory and like most I caught on to the fact that it was only running at 1066. So Long story short I switched my BIOS to XMP Mode which ups both the Memory and slightly oc's the CPU to keep everything in sync.

    Oddly, I benchmarked using both the latest version of 3Dmark as well as Valley and so no real difference.

    With everything set to auto in my bios:

    3Dmark Physics score for Fire storm = 8027
    Unigen Valley score 25.5 FPS @ 1066 score


    The running the same test but with XMP profile loaded:


    3Dmark Physics score for Fire storm = 8073
    Unigen Valley score 25.6 FPS @ 1071 score

    I'm I missing something because I don't see any reason to push it for no gains.
    Last edited by vinman; 02-02-2014 at 16:42. Reason: could not read text

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    Default Re: XMP resulted in no real performance gain in Benchmarking

    cant see anything
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    Default Re: XMP resulted in no real performance gain in Benchmarking

    joker. your post is to dark to read.
    unless your just doing that as a play on your name.....
    anyhow,,to all the visitors, highlight his text box with your mouse cursor, then u can see what he wrote
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    Default Re: XMP resulted in no real performance gain in Benchmarking

    Highlight as if to copy text.... it is black on black

    3D mark is graphics oriented. Maybe try a CPU benchmark
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    Default Re: XMP resulted in no real performance gain in Benchmarking

    ok this is what he wrote

    So I have the Triple Channel setup of DDR3-1600 memory and like most I caught on to the fact that it was only running at 1066. So Long story short I switched my BIOS to XMP Mode which ups both the Memory and slightly oc's the CPU to keep everything in sync.

    Oddly, I benchmarked using both the latest version of 3Dmark as well as Valley and so no real difference.


    With everything set to auto in my bios:


    3Dmark Physics score for Fire storm = 8027
    Unigen Valley score 25.5 FPS @ 1066 score




    The running the same test but with XMP profile loaded:


    3Dmark Physics score for Fire storm = 8073
    Unigen Valley score 25.6 FPS @ 1071 score


    I'm I missing something because I don't see any reason to push it for no gains.

    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: XMP resulted in no real performance gain in Benchmarking

    XMP Profile is the manufacturer's recommended settings and timings for that particular RAM. You set the BIOS to read it, and it automagically sets the RAM to it's best settings, determined by the maker of your RAM.

    Using XMP did improve performance slightly in your case, and setting to XMP standard is not "pushing" it either.

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    Default Re: XMP resulted in no real performance gain in Benchmarking

    Hi all.... I don't know what happened with my post. I just typed it in...nothing special I don't think. I can see it on this page but even if you can't looks like you have it down via a reply screen.

    So I thought 3dMark was the premier benchmark though? Isn't that was the Physics portion is about? I know Unigen is pure GPU. As far as pushing it. I just mean that from what I was reading running at 1600 requires 1.65 volts which is supposedly the limit of an intel chip where they give you a warning. XMP seems to be known as Overclocking your Memory (but I'm new to all this OC'ing)

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    Default Re: XMP resulted in no real performance gain in Benchmarking

    The voltage can be lower for some memory. It goes according to how it was made. I have some DDR3-1600MHz. sticks here that run on 1.35 volts. (Others that need 1.65 volts too)

    XMP stands for Extreme Memory Profile and was developed by Intel to eliminate the hassle of setting up timings for RAM. The memory maker tests their RAM and comes up with one or more profiles that the RAM works with. One of them is the XMP profile that is the "best" setting according to the manufacturer's tests,......(then they store this info on an EPROM chip embedded on the RAM stick to be "read" by the system using it)........
    Many of us tweak settings further with some of our setups.

    This is automatic with some systems and not so with others. Using the BIOS settings allows a forced "read" and implemination of the XMP profile.
    Last edited by realneil; 03-02-2014 at 00:11.

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