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G.Skill DDR3 Alternatives for P67 Build

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January 11, 2011 10:34:42 PM

Greetings all. I've decided to go G. Skill DDR3 (8GB) for my 2600k build and I'd like to hear about any experiences (on P55 or P67 systems) with tightening timings and/or raising frequencies for any of the G.Skill DDR3 sticks. Ideally, I'd like to hear that the "Value" line at 1.5v 1333 9-9-9-24 is the same IC as the higher end models and can therefore just be adjusted up to 1600 or down to 7-7-7-20. Based on the way timings decrease as frequencies increase, it seems like all the different models (Ripjaws, value, x, etc.) are just cosmetic variations using the same same internals. I think getting to 1600 at 8-8-8-21 from a 1333 9-9-9-24 or a 1600 9-9-9-24 model would be great and I'd just like to hear from anyone who has recent experience with the G.Skill products on a P55 or preferably a P67 Sandy Bridge build. Thanks in advance!
January 12, 2011 12:14:37 AM

This article addresses the topic perfectly but still looking forward to hearing about everybody's personal experiences with modifying RAM frequencies and timings on P67. The basic message of the piece is that 1600 is ideal but how's it going out there with buying 1333 sticks and then bumping it to 1600?
a b } Memory
a c 239 K Overclocking
January 12, 2011 2:02:59 AM

1600 CL9 better than 1333 CL9
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January 12, 2011 2:31:29 AM

henydiah said:
1600 CL9 better than 1333 CL9


Affirmative on that, thanks much.

But the question/request here is for real-world feedback on modifying 1333 9-9-9-24 1.5v DDR3 products (G. Skill specifically if possible) to operate at 1600 9-9-9-24 or 1333 7-7-7-21 on a P67 build (Sandy Bridge i5 2500, i7 2600, etc.).
a b } Memory
a c 239 K Overclocking
January 12, 2011 2:44:26 AM

- This Ram can OC from 1333 CL9 to 1600 Cl9 but ... need manual setting in bios See your JEDEC: (1600 set manual 9-11-11-28) + raise Voltage RAM
- 1333 Cl9 to 1333 7-7-7-21 maybe your system cannot boot.
- 1333 CL9 to 10600 7-7-7-21 ye..ach it's right and good (in this section u can get Max clock & good timming)

and good choice use dual for OC & more size
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