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Once my CPU is maxed out, how do I proceed to speed up my RAM?

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November 18, 2010 3:44:56 PM

I am finalizing my settings on OCing my Phenom II 555 over 4.0Ghz (using a MSI 890FX-GD70), once this is set and stable how should I proceed to speed up the RAM? I have Black Edition OCZ ram, so it should be able to be OC'd as well.

Any specific instructions would be best. Thanks.
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November 18, 2010 4:39:19 PM

What speed? 1333, 1600...
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November 18, 2010 7:38:37 PM

Ok, so I checked my memory with cpu-z, and now I am completely confused. CPU-Z says I am running 533Mhz (x2 obviously) at 7-7-7-16, but I purchased 1600Mhz as follows...
Brand
OCZ

Series
AMD Black Edition

Model
OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK

Type
240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

Tech Spec

Capacity
4GB (2 x 2GB)

Speed
DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Cas Latency
8

Timing
8-8-8-24

Voltage
1.65V

Multi-channel Kit
Dual Channel Kit

Heat Spreader
Yes

Features
Exclusively Designed for Socket AM3 and 790 FX & 790 GX Motherboard
Black Edition Ready XTC Heatspreader
AMD OverDrive (AOD) Ready
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November 18, 2010 7:46:06 PM

Go to the BIOS, in advance features, look for the option "FSB/RAM ratio" and change it to 1:4, below you can see 1600MHz right?
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November 18, 2010 8:01:46 PM

Yep, that did it. However, my latencies are not what the mfg recommends. I am currently running 9-11-11-24 and OCZ recommends 8-8-8-24. Should I change it?
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November 18, 2010 8:07:48 PM

Yeah, go to advance DRAM configuration and change it to the recommended settings.
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November 25, 2010 3:10:18 PM

I have no idea how to alter the latencies. Help!
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November 25, 2010 7:38:06 PM

Sure, I'm here for help you.

Go to your BIOS, in Green power look for "Advance DRAM configuration". There you only need change this:

1- DRAM Timing mode: Both
2- CAS Latency: 8
3- tRCD: 8
4- tRP: 8
5- tRAS: 24

The other options goes in Auto. Don't forget change the voltage to 1.65V.
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