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January 1, 2013 3:20:06 PM

Happy New Year. Currently I'm running 16gb (2x8gb) of Kingston HyperX Blu Red Series 1600mhz RAM with cas latency of 10. After a little experimenting I was able to get the cas latency down to 7 with 7-7-7-20 timing @ 1333mhz. I ran memtest for two hours and it came back with zero errors. CPU-Z says each stick is actually running at 671.1mhz for a total of 1342mhz. Should I be satisfied with my results or should I go with g.skill to see if I can achieve the same timings at a higher frequency? Currently Assassin's Creed III is running at 47 fps and Battlefield 3 is running at 60 fps.

Here's my setup:
AMD FX-6300
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5
2 HD 7850's in crossfire
Kingston HyperX BLU Red Series 16gb (2x8gb)

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a c 231 } Memory
January 1, 2013 3:37:25 PM

I would be satisfied. It is not the ram that is your performance bottleneck rather the FX6300 what clock are you running it at?
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January 1, 2013 4:22:50 PM

I would be satisfied. Your peformance is fine
January 1, 2013 4:47:20 PM

The CPU clock is the only thing I haven't experimented with yet. Its running at 3.5Ghz with CPU Performance Boost enabled. This is my first build and I'm rather new to the concept of overclocking, so I just left the CPU at its stock settings. I'm running an air cooled system in an Antec Eleven Hundred with 9 120mm fans, a 200mm exhaust fan, and a NOCTUA NH-U12P SE2 CPU cooler.

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a c 231 } Memory
January 1, 2013 4:51:19 PM

Overclocking an FX is done by changing the multiplier and since you got a aftermarket cooler it will give you way more boost than messing with ram timings.
January 1, 2013 5:00:18 PM

After I change the multiplier should I disable the CPU performance boost?
a c 231 } Memory
January 1, 2013 5:11:31 PM

Experiment with it.
January 2, 2013 1:18:34 AM

Best answer selected by andycal.