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Need help about memory ultiplier using value ram

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December 9, 2007 1:34:30 AM

After reading lot of guides now, I'm able to overclock my system up to 3GHz (333x9) with a temp of 51 C on idle and 61 C on Load (4 x Prime95) reported by Core Temp 0.95. Pushing FSB beyond 333 Mhz only reboots my PC before the Windows starts.

I want to match 800 MHz memory and the alternate method I can use is by using Memory Multiplier set on 2.5. My question is, is it safe for my value/budget ram considering my RAM should not be overclocked since it has no heat spreader. And if I can set Memory Multiplier to 2.5, what other things should I do first (such as memory voltages).

Thanks in advance!

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December 9, 2007 5:11:37 AM

Anyone can help me? :D 
December 9, 2007 1:33:46 PM

What is the stock setting of the ram?
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December 9, 2007 6:37:45 PM

CAS Latency (CL): 5
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD): 5
RAS# Precharge (tRP): 5
Cycle Time (tRAS): 18
Bank Cycle Time (tRC): 23
Command Rate (CR): 2T

I know value RAM should never be overclocked since its not designed for overclocking. But is increasing Memory Multiplier considered as memory overclocking?
December 9, 2007 6:44:48 PM

Yea if you are running it faster than it is designed to run.
December 9, 2007 6:45:59 PM

Seems like your need better CPU cooling, those temps are a little on the edge of the limit. You can buy Ram heatspreaders, you could also save up for better Ram. Ram is so cheap right now that you can get 2GB for about $100 dollars. Also what brand is the Ram? Give us you full spec's and maybe put them in your signature.
December 9, 2007 7:19:06 PM

Here's my full specs atm:

CPU: Intel C2Q Q6600 @ 3GHz (333x9)
MoBo: MSI P6N SLI v2
Memory: 4 x 1GB Transcend DDR2 800 MHz (value RAM)
GPU: 2 x GeForce 8800 GT SLI-enabled
PSU: CoolerMaster 550W Real Power SLI
HDD0: 320GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 RPM w/ 16 MB cache
HDD1: 250GB Western Digitial
CPU Cooler: Gigabyte 3D Galaxy II Liquid Cooling System

I had those temps (51 C idle, 61 C on load) initially when I got a stock an Intel CPU Cooler and stock CPU clocks. The ambient temp here is around 30 C.
December 10, 2007 1:17:41 AM

Your temps are quite high for a water cooling system. My air cooled E6600 @ 3.2GHz idle's at 28C and fully stressed @ 41C. I am aware that Quad's run a little hotter because now you have two extra cores to cool, but for a Quad your temps are high. I say your water block might not be on right of not enough AS5, can you take a picture of the inside of your PC.
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