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Am I over do my RAM timing?

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July 22, 2011 9:47:02 AM

I have Dual Core E5700 3.0 and I plan to oc it to 4.0Ghz. For now I manage to oc to 3.6Ghz, where the multiplier is 12.5 and the FSB 288. And I set the RAM timing 6 6 6 16, the DRAM voltage 1.900 (auto is 1.800), CPU Vcore 1.29xx (auto is 1.28xx).

If I set the RAM timing to auto, it will be 4 4 4 12, but the maximum I can do is 3.33Ghz. Will it give me 4.0Ghz if i increase the timing? Which is better lower or higher?

I have Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L motherboard, 2.5GB RAM (mixed 2GB DDR2 800 and 512MB DDR2 667).

At 3.6Ghz I can maintain the cpu temperature 30'c - 37/38'c.

Is it right the lower the ratio/multiplier, the lower the temperature?

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July 22, 2011 11:26:58 AM

The best way to do it is to overclock your processor as much as you can/want to and then work on your RAM timings.

Higher timings are slower, but more stable, especially for higher overclocks.

I would consider getting 2 of the exact same RAM cards though, as it tends to be more stable.

I'm not sure if lower multiplier = lower temperature, but I don't think that's the case.

What I would do is set you RAM back to default for now, OC your cpu as far as you want, and then try to tighten (lower) your RAM timings as long as you stay stable.
January 3, 2012 2:19:57 AM

Best answer selected by maxson.