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Should I try different ram timings and even slightly overclocking my ram? I don't know how well it over locks though. Its ddr2 800mhz corsair and I'm at a 1:1 ratio now, which I thought was ideal..
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post #12 of 16
i have just ordered a h50 for my q6600;i could only get to 3,2ghz with my old zalman cooler.my idle temps are 42% will the h50 improve my temps,i have my cpu voltage on 1.2125v same as my q6600 vid.
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Should I try different ram timings and even slightly overclocking my ram? I don't know how well it over locks though. Its ddr2 800mhz corsair and I'm at a 1:1 ratio now, which I thought was ideal..
no, its best to leave ram at stock speeds until you have the cpu maxed out.

as above comments, if you have more that 2 sticks of ram, you will find it harder to get to 3.6 as the northbridge takes a battering with 3 or 4 sticks.

try raising the NB and GTL and PPL (yours are on auto)
Edited by j.col - 5/30/11 at 12:44pm
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post #14 of 16
Don't just keep bumping VCore. And yes, start with 2 sticks if you want to make life easier.

You'll need to bump the NB volts, start around 1.33, work your way up if it's improving (up to 1.4), set DRAM voltage to the manufacturer spec (read off the stick of RAM), FSB Termination (VTT) to 1.25 and see if that gets you stable. You shouldn't need to mess with NB reference or PLL with a Q6600.

If it does, back down on the VCore. Test short term while you tweak with OCCT and finish with 6 hr Prime Blend. If you end up near 1.4V on the NB, make sure it's getting air.
Edited by 2thAche - 5/30/11 at 2:35pm
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post #15 of 16
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Hmm...is it a problem 2 of my sticks of RAM are 2.1V and the other 2 are 1.9V? Both are corsair XMS2 DDR 800Mhz, but one pair has a heatsink on it, think its part of the DOMINATOR series or whatever...
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post #16 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cretz View Post
Hmm...is it a problem 2 of my sticks of RAM are 2.1V and the other 2 are 1.9V? Both are corsair XMS2 DDR 800Mhz, but one pair has a heatsink on it, think its part of the DOMINATOR series or whatever...
OH YES.
you should never mix ram that takes different voltages, or a different series.
some people say, the ram has to be the exact same, that means same batch number etc...
remove 2 and you should be fine.
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