Hello, I am a pretty much a noob when it comes to overclocking RAM. I recently figured out how to overclock my AMD Phenom II X4 945 with FSB tweaking, so I thought that I would give this a try too. I am worried about voltage and timings primarily. I have no problem with trial and error, but when it comes to raising voltages I don't want to take many risks. So I hope there is a guru out there that can give me some advise. I have only one gaming rig right now and I don't want to accidentally burn sh$% up! I have tried to simply overclock them by raising the RAM multiplier in the bios, however they have never responded well to this and run unstable or causes the system not to post at all. I then have to tear out my cross-fire setup to get to the reset pin on the mobo. Not fun. =( Anyone know a concrete or abstract guide that will basically walk through this? Or am I hoping for too much?
My PC specs:
AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb (Overclocked 3.6GHz) Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
GIGABYTE GA-MA785G-UD3H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible
2 Cross-fired MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
2 Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Kingston HyperX T1 Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KHX8500D2T1K2/4G
XION Power Real XON-1250P14HE 1250W ATX 12V v2.2 / EPS 12V v2.91 / SSI v2.92 SLI 3 ways SLI supported.
Ok thanx. I think I figured it out with the timing and voltages. Its not all that complicated. I just need to do trial and error, until it works. I guess I am unsure if I can even overclock because I have 8GB. I don't know if its possible because once you add 8GB it automatically down clocks the ram from 1066mhz with 4GB to 800mhz with 8GB. I guess it never hurts to try. I think it could be possible. However it gets complicated because CPU has a locked multiplier. As soon as I change timings and increase voltage I will need to increase the speed with FSB to raise the speed of the RAM. Hope it goes well.