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ok i purchased 2 4gb corsair vengeance ram yesterday and im looking to see how far they can be tightened stock is 9/9/9/22
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1880236
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/...ducts_id=50905
also would i see much difference if i where to tighten em up? (i mainly game)
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at 8's, you will probably notice the difference. I think you might have to increase the voltage to make it stable though...
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ok ive tightened them up abit, what can i use to make sure they are stable?
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You will see no difference outside of synthetic benchmarks; even then speed is more important than timings.
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Hmmm, I expect Prime95 (Blend) or IBT to stress both CPU and memory enough to reveal an error.
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test your memory with memtest to ensure your mem is stable do atleast 10/20 runs
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It probably won't make a difference for daily use, but you can still probably tighten them even more. Maybe 7-8-7, 6-8-6 or other possible combenations.
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I remember seeing a review of the Vengeance ram and they were able to bring it down to 8-8-8-24-1T at 1600MHz with the default 1.5v without any issues. You're running them at 1464MHz right now, which means you might be able to hit 8-8-7 or even 7-8-7 with a increase in voltage. They did mention that the ICs used in your ram didn't scale well with extra voltage, just some food for thought.

As far as performance improvements, you probably won't be able to tell the difference without a benchmark. To test for stability, i'd recommend LinX or IBT (both use the same Linpack library), or a Memtest (HCI Memtest for Windows, or DOS-like bootable Memtest86 ).
     
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