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If you want to run your 1600MHz RAM at spec on that multiplier you will need to increase the Bclk to 200, you are currently using the 8x RAM multiplier, when your RAM was very high at 172 Bclk you were on the 10x RAM multiplier.

The other option is to OC your RAM, a good 1600MHz kit should hit 1720MHz, you may have to loosen your timings some though. The last case is to lower your Bclk to 160 and use the 10x RAM multi for 1600MHz RAM but a lower CPU OC.

4.2GHz is a very popular OC at 200 Bclk with a 21x CPU multi(4200MHz) and an 8x RAM multi(1600MHz).
This^^

I found the sweet spot on my 920 with a 200 bclk also. You can use the multi to go from 3.6-4.2 with ease. Video editing I would oc around 3.8 with HT. That's my preference with animation on my 920 anyways..
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Thanks djk11. Didn't see your post when I posted the one above.

When you say losen the timings, how do I do that exactly. Right now I am at 8-8-8-24.
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Thanks djk11. Didn't see your post when I posted the one above.

When you say losen the timings, how do I do that exactly. Right now I am at 8-8-8-24.
all you do is make the number higher.

like

9-9-9-28

9-10-9-28

11-11-11-33

(the last numbers shouldnt really have to be used unless your going for a high overclock and a high ram overclock)
 
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Ok, so having the ram at 1600MHz isn't really a requirement. I always thought it was.

Is there any drawback to having the ram at 1700ish rather than 1600MHz beside extra heat?
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Ok, so having the ram at 1600MHz isn't really a requirement. I always thought it was.

Is there any drawback to having the ram at 1700ish rather than 1600MHz beside extra heat?
heat shouldnt be a factor at that speed. maybe instability. ocz golds did overclock pretty well. once you dial in your final overclock, run prime 95 blend for at least 10-12 hours to be sure your mem's fine, as well as your cpu.
 
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Ok, so having the ram at 1600MHz isn't really a requirement. I always thought it was.

Is there any drawback to having the ram at 1700ish rather than 1600MHz beside extra heat?
It stresses the Memory Controller a bit and some RAM might not get that high over spec but its worth a try. You may need higher VTT/QPI voltage for a higher RAM clocks.
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I have up-ed my OC to 3.8 GHz now. 65c under 100% load. I am still underneath the 1600 MHz on my RAM. It is around 1400 now.

Would I see a major speed difference in videoediting apps from having my ram at 1400~ versus stock at 1600?

Since editing programs use ram intensively, would I be better off just not doing the overclock at all? I don't want to go above 3.8 since I will have HT on, and I worry about heat.

I would just put the ram above 1600, but I do not want to stress the memory controller.
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