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Optimizing ram timings

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July 12, 2012 9:30:14 PM

Hello,
I've recently overclocked my cpu and would like to get the most of my ram as well. I have 4x4gb gskillz ripjawz at 9-11-10-28-2T @ 1.65V

My cpu is at 4.7ghz
This gives me a ram frequency of 825 mhz. Is there anymore left there to play with?

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July 12, 2012 9:53:23 PM

1.65v DDR3 1600 9-11-10-28 is old stock and not very good. Pretty much all the new/good stuff would run at 1.5v DDR3 1600 cas 9-9-9-24.

What CPU?
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July 13, 2012 2:17:55 AM

If you are overclocking that CPU via BCLK you need to stop. Set it to 100. Overclocking that CPU should not overclock your RAM at all. You should use the multiplier only. It should be showing 800Mhz in CPU-Z. Since it's DDR or double data rate it runs at 1600Mhz effectively. So showing as 800 in CPU-Z is correct for DDR3 1600.

Overclocking your RAM is pointless. There is a 1% or less difference from DDR3 1600 to DDR3 1866.

You really should have 1.5v RAM. Some 1.65v RAM can actually be dangerous to your CPU because the memory controller is integrated on the chip. What exact kit do you have?
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July 13, 2012 11:12:55 PM

Why is it bad to overclock via BCLK? I have seen several overclocks that are at 100 or 125. Mine is at 120.

I updated all my specs in my user info as far as components. When I ordered the ram, both the motherboard and the processor listed it as compatible.



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July 14, 2012 12:02:05 AM

I can't believe your computer is not dead at a BCLK of 120. You do not use BCLK with Sandy Bridge because that overclocks everything....PCI-E, SATA ports everything. You are overclocking your hard drive. Most Sandy Bridge chips will not boot over 106-108 much less 120. I really am surprised you are getting no data corruption.
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