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E8500 OCing: help on RAM timings

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December 19, 2010 2:27:06 AM

ok... im a novice at overclocking and i have never messed around with ram timings before, only the ratio.
all i know is the lower the ram timings the 'tighter' it gets and it should run a lot more efficiently (right?)
anyway i started a forum two days ago on a heat issue: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/295612-28-e8500-overh...
but now im done with that problem, but now a new one has risen.

im unable to get my E8500 over 3.24Ghz (341 X 9.5)
and my ram timings are 5-6-6-18 (using CPUz for info)

my specs are in my sig.
can anyone give me tips on how to get a higher clock?im not sure what ram timings to use and i dont want to mess around with it, i know overclocking cant KILL your cpu unless you do something REALLY stupid.
i want to at least reach 3.4 Ghz
P.S my shitty board cant change the volts on the CPU OR the RAM.


EDIT: Forgot to mention my RAM ratio is at 5:6 (AKA 1:1.20)

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December 19, 2010 4:39:11 AM

well i did a little research, seems lower ram timings mean it works faster so i was right, technically.
still having trouble ocing though. no matter what i try i end up getting no POST and have to reset the CMOS everytime.
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December 19, 2010 6:10:56 AM

ok... lowered the timings to 5-5-5-14.
ill try a stability test with OCCT now
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December 19, 2010 6:41:58 AM

Give your northbridge some extra voltage.

Given that your ram is not being pushed to the limit yet, something else is wrong. Check your memory voltage requirements.
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December 19, 2010 6:49:37 AM

HansVonOhain said:
Give your northbridge some extra voltage.

Given that your ram is not being pushed to the limit yet, something else is wrong. Check your memory voltage requirements.


if you haven't noticed i have an MSI mobo, and i cant increase ANY voltages
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December 19, 2010 2:41:53 PM

Your are stuck if you can't add more volts to your cpu
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December 19, 2010 2:46:07 PM

christop said:
Your are stuck if you can't add more volts to your cpu


...why did you have to be a negative pooty tat?
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December 19, 2010 11:30:53 PM

well this thread is dead... TAKE IT AWAY mousemonkey!
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a c 197 K Overclocking
December 19, 2010 11:39:30 PM

Your main problem is the G31 chipset. The G31/G41 chipset is an economy chipset. You will have difficulty pushing the FSB freq much past 350 MHz. And when you are starting at 333 MHz, that does not leave much room for a significant overclock.
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December 20, 2010 2:36:21 AM

jsc said:
Your main problem is the G31 chipset. The G31/G41 chipset is an economy chipset. You will have difficulty pushing the FSB freq much past 350 MHz. And when you are starting at 333 MHz, that does not leave much room for a significant overclock.


well... your the expert, all i can do is push it as far as i can and make sure to keep it cool too.
ill get a aftermarket cooler and some paste too.
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December 20, 2010 2:36:36 AM

Best answer selected by alhanelem.
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