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haha thats wicked man!

I might even crank the timings tighter! Whats the next recommended timing following 7-9-7-24?

I can't believe the difference GTA EFLC has had a minimum of 5fps increase and it won't go under 40fps which it did lots of times before! My PC benefited greatly from this OC! Time to check Crysis
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6-8-6 or 6-9-6 is usually next. As I mentioned earlier, try to keep it at or below 1.8V.
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I totally forgot i can monitor ram temps with my Sycthe fan controller, i got one useless one for HDD temps. I will crank the voltage to 1.80v and see if i can tighten the timings even more!
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Originally Posted by 2JZ View Post
I totally forgot i can monitor ram temps with my Sycthe fan controller, i got one useless one for HDD temps. I will crank the voltage to 1.80v and see if i can tighten the timings even more!
I'd be careful going QUITE that high with VDIMM. I'm a lot more conservative with it though.

Honestly though, if you can pull off CAS 6 at 1600, you'll be good. 6-8-6 or 6-7-6 would be nice. 6-6-6 probably won't work but you can try.

You'll notice even MORE of an increase though, by getting your NB clocked higher. 2800 is great, but get it as high as you can. You're good on CPU-NB voltage up to 1.45v safely. But if you can get your NB clocked higher, that'll help your RAM bandwidth more so than timings will.
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I'd be careful going QUITE that high with VDIMM. I'm a lot more conservative with it though.

Honestly though, if you can pull off CAS 6 at 1600, you'll be good. 6-8-6 or 6-7-6 would be nice. 6-6-6 probably won't work but you can try.

You'll notice even MORE of an increase though, by getting your NB clocked higher. 2800 is great, but get it as high as you can. You're good on CPU-NB voltage up to 1.45v safely. But if you can get your NB clocked higher, that'll help your RAM bandwidth more so than timings will.

6-8-6-24 wont boot at 1.80v , 1.85v makes a scary sound from the mobo speaker and wont boot... another cmos reset...

3000mhz cpu-nb wont work even at 1.50v looks like i reached my limit.

so 7-9-7-24 worked... what about 7-8-7-24 does that makes sense to try?
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post #36 of 58
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Ok thanks a lot guys! I now believe my OC is truly complete, i could still increase my voltage from 1.4250v up to 1.55v for OC the cpu core further but 51 degree temps sound high enough for me!
so this is my current OC

4.0Ghz @ 1.4250v
2800mhz CPU-NB @ 1.350v
7-9-7-24 @ 1.69v


I hit 4.3Ghz@ 1.55v but im scared about the temps going up they hit 55degrees in the first 10 seconds of game play and 4.0ghz is already way more than enough.
Edited by 2JZ - 5/18/11 at 7:54pm
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post #37 of 58
I hope you're also stability testing, not just seeing if it boots.
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currently just booting, stability testing is playing a game for a few hours, prime95 is this long weekend for me, finally have time to do so.
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Have you tried 7-8-7 on those sticks? If they're BBSE they should do that pretty easily. If they're PSC they'll want to stay with 7-9-7.
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Your Motherboard does not support 1600mhz.
"DDR3 1866(OC)*/1333/1066"
lol, im nearly certain 1600 < 1866, but my math could be off
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