I found all of the following entries (provided in image) in the BIOS of my motherboard, and I changed ONLY the timings they provided in CPU-Z screen that shows the XMP profile timings for my RAM to run at 1600. Here are those timings:
However, there were still quite a few more timings that I left on AUTO in my BIOS because this program doesn't show me what to pick as you can see! What do I do about those timings? Just leave them on auto? Does anyone have the same RAM (this OCZ 3x2gb) and Motherboard (this ASRock X58 Extreme) as me?
So far I have found out:
DRAM Frequency - 800 MHz
tCL - 8
tRCD - 8
tRP - 8
tRAS - 24
tRC (tR#C?)- 36 (note: I didn't actually see tRC in my BIOS, but I saw only one of the other timing options with a tR#C, # being some letter I forget at the moment..hope you get what I mean).
Voltage - 1.65 V
Once again the questions is: How/What do I set all of my timings for my RAM so that it runs at 1600 instead of 1066? I have an ASRock X58 Extreme motherboard if that helps. There are still more options other than these in the timings screen of the BIOS. Do I leave those on AUTO and change the rest to what CPU-Z showed me? If not, what do I set them all to? Thanks for all the help!!
It looks like you made the necessary changes in the BIOS. Now run memtest86+ on a floppy, cd, or USB stick. Boot to memtest+ instead of your OS, and let it run the RAM error tests - no errors, and you're good.
update: Tried settings to 1.654v for DRAM voltage while DRAM Freq was at 800..froze again.
Tried same voltage with XMP Profile-1 (1600), froze again.
Looks like I need to set EVERYTHING manually, does anyone know what settings to use? This is looking extremely complicated. I am also talking on OCZ forums with hope to get an answer (apparently many many people with OCZ DDR3 1600 and the ASRock board are having this problem )