Originally Posted by Mistral
I'm currently running 16 G.Skill RipjawsZ 1866Mhz ram @ 1866Mhz it runs fine even with the CPU @ 5.0Ghz. Tomorrow I'm changing it for 16gig of TridentX 19200 (2400Mhz) ram.
Hey! Mistral. Could you write down all your timings you set in BIOS to run those RAM sticks @ 1866 MHz ?
I am quite curious about it because when I had Thuban 1090 I could run mine with settings like these:
From the top of Memory Timings tab in BIOS:CAS 8-9-8-24 (then) 4-4-4-8 (then) WRT 12 - 110 ns (then) RCT 36 and then to the bottom 5-3-2-2 and finally 1T
CPU/NB Frequency: 2925 MHz
CPU/NB Voltage: 1.3375
RAM speed: 1800 (but it has worked fine with 1854 MHz and the same settings like above)
RAM V 1.65
Ok! And I started to overclock (finally) my FX and here I came up to this:
The stress testing finished without any errors, so I could assume that it is stable.
Quite fine CPU Vcore voltage under load 1.26 V (1.281 V in BIOS).
But I was amazed when I started to overclock CPU/NB. 1.2437 V is enough to keep it at 2200 MHz but then I tried to change it to 2600 (which was a piece of cake for Thuban with 1.26 V or a little bit higher).
Here I set 1.26 V for the first time and quite strange things started to happen - It started to boot but restarted every time Windows logo started to appear.
I end up at 1.31 CPU/NB voltage and it seemed that it was even worse.
I came to the conclusion that overclocking FX and PD is a little bit different as for CPU/NB.
On the other hand HT Link set up at 2600 without even changing default voltage is very easy.
Have you got any suggestions what should I change to get it stable @ 2600 MHz ( at least)?
Or maybe my RAM Corsair 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CMX8GX3M2A2000C9)
is a limiting factor ?
I stuck here and really don't know what to do. :/
I think I will look for another set of RAM and I was thinking about those G.Skill Ripjaws [ RipjawsZ ] F3-17000CL9Q-8GBZH (2Gx4)
Or any other (I will be satisfied to get 2000 MHz but with decent timings ;>) ? (sorry for this long post)