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Beginner to overclocking, looking to set ram frequency...

Last response: in Overclocking
January 14, 2010 3:56:30 PM


Recently been messing about with overclock settings but its time to get a solid base :) 
Settings i have so far are:
Disabled Cool 'n' Quiet
Disabled C1E
Disabled Spread Spectrum
Disabled Smart CPU Fan Control
Set power options to performance

Now i need to manually set my ram timings. At the moment i have 4x1 sticks, 2 are Samsung, 2 are micron. When i look in CPU-Z under the SPD tab, the timings are different for them.

The samsung under 333Mhz is 5, 5, 13, 18
The micron under 333MHz is 5, 5, 15 20

now to my understanding(which may be wrong), if i manually put in the values in BIOS (its currently auto), it will make the settings the same for all RAM modules? will this be a problem?

thanks for any help
a b } Memory
a b K Overclocking
January 14, 2010 5:55:39 PM

I do not think this will be a problem so long as the memory can handle it, i would start with setting it to the highest timings, in this case, the same as The micron under 333MHz is 5, 5, 15 20, if this works (which it should) try lower timings in small increments.
a b } Memory
a c 197 K Overclocking
January 15, 2010 8:38:36 AM

Right. Higher numbers are slower timings. Check the recommended RAM voltage. and set everything the higher voltage. Test. If that work's, great. If not, try increasing the RAM voltage another .1 volts unless that puts you over 2.2 volts. Default RAM voltage is 1.8 volts.

If that doesn't work, try dropping your memory timins to 6-6-6-18.
a b } Memory
a c 163 K Overclocking
January 15, 2010 7:50:29 PM

Be able to give betetr advice if we knew MoBo, CPU and RAM