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I'm new. Is 12GB on X58 ram easy to reach 2000MHz 9-9-9 or higher?

What is the highest stable speed and timing can your guys reach on x58?
post #2 of 8
depends on if you are using 2gb or 4gb sticks and what quality.

short answer, no, it isn't easy. the IMC on x58 chips does not like that much ram at that high speeds.
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Are you planning on using six 2GB sticks or three 4GB sticks? Also, what chip?
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Please answer the following questions:
- 2gb or 4gb sticks?
- What specific sticks are they if you've already chosen?
- What CPU are you using?
- What motherboard are you using?
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post #5 of 8
F(uncore) is not easy to go 4000MHz if you need your ram to be at 2000MHz
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Intel's 32nm X58 chips don't need the 2x multiplier on Uncore. They only need 1.5x.
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It's tricky I would say, depends on your chip's IMC, on your board and obviously settings.

I got Dominators GT 2000 CL9 (3x4GB) whatever the settings (uncore, DRAM voltage, BCLK, QPI voltage - even 1.45) I could not be stable over 1930MHz on the P6X58D-E.
On the same board I could do ~2000 RAM and 4000 uncore with Dominators 3x2GB 1600 CL 7 running @CL9, with just 1.31 QPI volts and 1.65 DRAM volts

After I've changed board to Rampage III Black Edition, no problems with 24/7 settings @ 2005 DRAM CL9 4009 uncore with 1.38 QPI @ 1.68 DRAM.
During OC sessions with lower uncore I could go to over 2100 no problems.
    
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X58 is a chipset and has nothing, in and of itself, to do with the memory.

With my Bloomfields (45nm quads), I was never able to get DDR3-2000 fully stable without extreme levels of uncore voltage. 3.8-3.9GHz uncore was the practical limit for my better chips.

With my Gulftown (i7 970), I've been able to run even 24GiB at DDR3-2000, but that much RAM required my back-to-back CAS latency to be increased from 0 to 8, which raped my memory performance. So, I keep my memory under 1900 so I can use B2B CAS of 0. With just 12GiB, I can run 2000 with a B2B CAS of 0 on my Gulftown.
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