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Oc kingston pc2 6400 cl6 800 mhz ram

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May 19, 2009 7:31:09 PM

i tried to boost my ram up from 800 mhz to 1066 mhz but i found over heating with my system and cpu

my specs.
mobo gigabyte ep45-ud3r rev(1.1)
xfx 9600 gso
2x2 gb kingston pc2-6400 cl6 240 , 800 mhz
i tb wd sata 2
h.e.c 500w psu

i changed some options from the bios which are :

performance enhance (standard)
mch freq latch 333 mhz
system memory multiplayer spd 4.00b
dram timing spd auto

and i found
CAS 6
TRCD 6
TRP 6
TRAS 18
V DRAM 1.98V

i didnt play with the voltage and left all other options and timings auto

would any one give me some steps or tell me whats happening ???
a b K Overclocking
May 20, 2009 12:21:01 AM

How do you know any of your parts are overheating? What are you using to determine this?

if your DRAM timing is set to auto, the bios may not report accurately and will just show whatever the last manual settings were. Use CPU-z id or such to check the actual speed of the ram and its timings.

Make sure the command rate is set to 2t if you want it to overclock to 1066mhz, its a sizeable jump.
a b K Overclocking
May 20, 2009 12:23:08 AM

Oh, forgot to mention that you will want to check into the SPD timings. When I have attempted similar things in the past, I used other brands of 1066mhz ram as a guide to what the "standard issue" timings of a DDR21066mhz chip would be.
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May 20, 2009 12:30:55 AM

now i changed the bios settings to 266 and system multiplayer 4.00b

while my quad q6600 is running 266x9 (stock)

but it still show that the dram voltage = 1.98v

i didnt change any timing or voltage (all set to auto) cause i dont have experince with that

so i just wanna know am i ok now or that change would damage my ram ???

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Windows Vista Ultimate Edition SP1 (Build 6001)
CPU Arch : 1 CPU - 4 Cores - 4 Threads
CPU PSN : Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
CPU EXT : MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 EM64T
CPUID : 6.F.B / Extended : 6.F
CPU Cache : L1 : 4 x 32 / 4 x 32 KB - L2 : 2 x 4096 KB
Core : Kentsfield (65 nm) / Stepping : G0

Freq : 2400.04 MHz (266.67 * 9)
MB Brand : Gigabyte
MB Model : EP45-UD3R
NB : Intel P45/P43 rev A3
SB : Intel 82801JR (ICH10R) rev 00

GPU Type : GeForce 9600 GSO
DirectX Version : 10.0

RAM : 4096 MB DDR2 Single Channel
RAM Speed : 533.3 MHz (1:2) @ 6-8-8-24
Slot 1 : 2048MB (PC2-6400)
Slot 1 Manufacturer : Kingston
Slot 2 : 2048MB (PC2-6400)
Slot 2 Manufacturer : Qimonda





here its a link to the whole check by cpu-z

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=569842

a b K Overclocking
May 20, 2009 8:38:33 PM

looks good. Were you previously overclocking the CPU?

Also, the difference in RAM speed probably won't be noticeable. You will see more gains by OCing the cpu. I have the same one and clock the CPU to 3.0ghz.
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