Once my CPU is maxed out, how do I proceed to speed up my RAM? Tags: Memory RAM CPUs Phenom Overclocking Last response: November 25, 2010 7:38 PM in Overclocking Share ahthurungnone 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. More about : cpu maxed proceed speed ram saint19 a c 163 } Memory a c 157 à CPUs a c 278 K Overclocking November 18, 2010 4:39:19 PM What speed? 1333, 1600... ahthurungnone 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 Related resources Burnt smell after upgrading RAM - need advice on how to proceed - Forum How to get 40fps @ 1920 x 1200 on Metro 2033 maxed out - Forum CPU to run FSX maxed out . - Forum Compeltely maxed out skyrim maintaining 60fps suprising or what? - Forum System Problems - Not Sure How To Proceed - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer saint19 a c 163 } Memory a c 157 à CPUs a c 278 K Overclocking 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? ahthurungnone 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? saint19 a c 163 } Memory a c 157 à CPUs a c 278 K Overclocking November 18, 2010 8:07:48 PM Yeah, go to advance DRAM configuration and change it to the recommended settings. ahthurungnone November 25, 2010 3:10:18 PM I have no idea how to alter the latencies. Help! saint19 a c 163 } Memory a c 157 à CPUs a c 278 K Overclocking 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumHDD to SSD upgrade: Intel P55 limitation, how to proceed ? ForumCould you give my build a once over? ForumRam wont run at native speed ? ForumWill this build push 120+ fps with everything maxed out ? ForumP4t533 Max Ram ForumDo I need more RAM , CPU speed , or Video power to run multiple games simultaneous ForumCan I play Crysis maxed out with this PC? ForumBest looking game out today with everything maxed . ForumI have a ASUS X1900XT 512 MB & I still can't play BF2 maxed out . ForumPossible to add RAM to maxed out Mobo? ForumFirst Build - BF3 maxed gaming rig /w SSD ForumShould I connect all my case fans to a PWM slot? ForumCPU Overclocking failure symptoms Forum[Solved] If I have OC'd my CPU, should I OC my FSB? ForumPC dual booting & resetting bios/OC CPU when external HDD is in USB More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !