I am starting to really get into overclocking. It started just with seeing how far I could push the clock speed on my cpu, but now I am having fun tweaking various aspects of the system.
My current specs are listed below. I was wonder if any other enthusiasts cared to share their opinions with me regarding my RAM as this is the aspect of it I have the most confusion about.
Also, as a favour to a friend I am planning on buying a new mobo so that I can sell him my old one cheap so that he can start his own system.
I was wondering what the key things were to look out for on a new motherboard? I have decided against two PCI-e x16 slots as Hybrid Crossfire is not on my mind or price range really. I can't seem to get much higher speeds on my RAM and I know very little about the ratios between RAM and HTL/HTT? Currently the ratio is at 3:8 and the northbridge clocked at ~2600 (2610.8 to be precise).
Any information on this front would be greatly appreciated, as furthering my understanding of all this stuff would bring me great joy.
What RAM modules are you using? Why is it 10 GB thats odd? Your running DDR3 1066? I need that info to help you answer your question... Your running slow RAM so 3:8 may be optimum for your system as the ratio is the relation between the BCLK(FSB) and the RAM clock example: DDR3 1600MHz RAM= 800x2 so with a 200 MHz FSB----->FSB:RAM ratio = 1:4
Dual channel ....just match ram bank colors.....Your stock RAM is CAS7 DDR3 1333 MHZ...So when you up the clockspeed the RAM latencies have to be compensated for...I.E. raising the timings...That is what people pay the extra money for when buying RAM....High clockspeeds and low latencies from the factory.
BTW..your RAM which is CAS 7-->1333MHz would be equal to CAS 9 to 11-->1600 MHz
When messing with RAM timing be prepared to reset the CMOS alot....and keep a log book