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January 28, 2011 10:48:27 AM

I got these Kingston 1333mhz CL7 1,65v rams overclocked to 1600mhz. In order to do that i loosened the timings a bit to 8-8-8-20. All is running fine with IBT, prime95 and memtest. I wanted to ask about the other settings on the Bios. I use expert selection on the module timings and changed only the first 5 settings (8-8-8-20). Now there are some other settings on the RAM which i have left on AUTO. Should i be doing anything there or the 5 first numbers are the ones that can be edited? For instance when i had these running 1333 CL7 Cpu-Z showed on the SPD 7-7-7-20 tRFC 72 Cycles and now it shows 8-8-8-20 tRFC 88 Cycles.
Is that ok?
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January 28, 2011 11:27:22 AM

What are the rest of your specs?
January 28, 2011 11:36:21 AM

i5 750 oc'ed to 160 BCLK with turbo, ga-p55-usb3 mobo, cooled with hyper 212+.

The question is about the Expert section on the advanced memory settings which i can manually enter all the possible values of the ram. I just entered the first 5 numbers (CAS-tRCD-tRP-tRAS) and left all the other on AUTO. I was wondering if i should edit the other values also (tRFC, tRRD, etc.)
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January 28, 2011 11:45:29 AM

darkling said:
i5 750 oc'ed to 160 BCLK with turbo, ga-p55-usb3 mobo, cooled with hyper 212+.

The question is about the Expert section on the advanced memory settings which i can manually enter all the possible values of the ram. I just entered the first 5 numbers (CAS-tRCD-tRP-tRAS) and left all the other on AUTO. I was wondering if i should edit the other values also (tRFC, tRRD, etc.)


No, yo don't need change anything else. Look for "Command rate" option and try with 1T, gives you a little more performance.
January 28, 2011 11:50:34 AM

I remember looking at the SPD on CPU-Z, because i am at work now, and it had the following values : 8 - 8 - 8 - 20 / tRFC 88 Cycles / Command Rate CR 1T
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January 28, 2011 11:52:42 AM

If you already have the 1T, it's ok.
January 28, 2011 11:57:39 AM

Yeah i guess it was all set just wanted to make sure. Also the Windows experience index rated the new ram 7.7 while on 1333 cl7 was 7.5, so i guess this was an upgrade. I was sure it could run 1600 on CL8, the next fastest ram kit from Kingston with that specs is visually the same as my kit (same heat spreaders etc.). I guess you buy the guarantee that it will work on rated specs if you don't want to try yourself.
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January 28, 2011 11:59:03 AM

Remember that running the RAM at not rated speds void the warranty and reduc ethe lifespan of your RAM.
January 28, 2011 12:02:40 PM

The warranty is lifetime, i am planning to keep this setup a bit less than that lol
January 28, 2011 12:11:45 PM

saint19 said:
Remember that running the RAM at not rated speds void the warranty and reduc ethe lifespan of your RAM.



If i use the same QPI\Vtt Voltage and DRAM Voltage do i have any trouble by doing that? I mean in both cases for 1333 cl7 and 1600 cl8 i use 1.21 QPI and 1.66 dimm voltage. I didn't touch anything there.
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January 28, 2011 12:20:02 PM

darkling said:
If i use the same QPI\Vtt Voltage and DRAM Voltage do i have any trouble by doing that? I mean in both cases for 1333 cl7 and 1600 cl8 i use 1.21 QPI and 1.66 dimm voltage. I didn't touch anything there.


If you have the RAM stable and this point, don't change anything.
January 28, 2011 12:23:01 PM

saint19 said:
If you have the RAM stable and this point, don't change anything.


I have it stable and not planning to change anything, the first one who doesn't want my setup to fry is me. I just replied to the "reducing the life span" comment you made. I thought the lifespan is shortened by applying more voltage than spec which i do not do in my case ( i select 1.66 because the next available option is 1.64)

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January 28, 2011 12:25:18 PM
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You are in the voltage specs, so, theres not problem.
February 7, 2011 8:23:37 AM

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