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Alright well as far as I know I fixed the issue running with the RAM i had a while back, I had to manually set the timings to 9-9-9-24, because for some reason if was running at 9-9-9-28 and messing with my system.

Also on the mobo I set the memory as DDR3-1600 from Auto but I was wondering, how would overclocking memory help, would I see any difference, and would it be safe to do on my Mobo?

Lastly how about the timings? Any thing I can do to make that better or would it cause instability?
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post #2 of 9
No you wouldnt see any difference, unless you bench. Secondly, lowering timings is considered overclocking, try lowering each one and then testing with memtest86+. Lastly have in mind that your memories may fail with 8-8-8-xx but pass with 8-9-8-xx (mine did.)
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No significant gains will be seen in gaming or just ordinary Windows applications. Just in benchmarks and trying to squeeze the most out of your system.
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Everyone assumes gaming, which is cool, I am a PC gamer but I also do photo editing and video encoding, but if no real gain is to be had then I can get more ram later down the line, thx for the reply's guys
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You will see a better performance gain in bumping up the frequency instead of tightening the timings. Getting to 1866mhz should net a small boost for your encoding and photo editing tasks.
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The only real differences you see in OCing RAM is through benchmarks.
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You'd see more gains with photo editing and video encoding, if you OC'ed your 2500K, and got 8Gb's of memory.
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post #8 of 9
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You'd see more gains with photo editing and video encoding, if you OC'ed your 2500K, and got 8Gb's of memory.
i5 2500k is sitting nicely @ 4.7Ghz and yes I have 8GB's of ram, just trying to get the most performance out o this system as possible
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Lastly have in mind that your memories may fail with 8-8-8-xx but pass with 8-9-8-xx (mine did.)
Same here, mine fails aswell at 8-8-8 but works fine with 8-9-9. Had a huge boost myself just adjusting the timings! in bench that is its the numbers that count
    
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