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post #11 of 22
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With 1.25V, I was able to get the CPU-NB to 2665 (FSB=205).

My memory benchmark scores through AIDA64 improved massively.
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post #12 of 22
wait till you get your cpu-nb over 3 ghz,its a wonderful thing
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post #13 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MightyMission View Post
wait till you get your cpu-nb over 3 ghz,its a wonderful thing
If I don't need it that high to run 8GB @ 1640, then I won't.

After going from 2200 to 2665 now @ 1.25V, temperatures with prime 95 stayed at a maximum of 53c with the CPU @ 4.1GHz and 1.456V.

It seems the speed of the CPU-NB does not affect CPU temperature that much.

Anyone care to comment?
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post #14 of 22
I run a 2x4gb at 1600 fine but since it's 2sticks vs your 4 sticks, it's not an apples to apples comparison
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post #15 of 22
i don't see any real problem a 955 not to use 8gb at 1600mhz, and i got a 955with 1600mhz Ram have had no problem
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post #16 of 22
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1600 is not the problem.

The question mark is whether the 955 will have a problem with all 4 sticks vs 2 sticks.
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post #17 of 22
My 955 runs fine with 4 sticks of ram at 1600. Granted my 955 isn't oc'd, but I've run through Intel's Burn test several times with no issues, hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by voidwarranty View Post
My 955 runs fine with 4 sticks of ram at 1600. Granted my 955 isn't oc'd, but I've run through Intel's Burn test several times with no issues, hope that helps.
Thanks for letting me know. If any, overclocking should help the CPU cope with the 4 sticks especially with the CPU-NB (speed and voltage).
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post #19 of 22
A 955 C3 should handle 4 DIMMs at 1600Mhz with the appropriate NB speed OC & voltage bumps just fine.

Note that unless you're on a Phenom II x6, don't expect to hit 3ghz NB
post #20 of 22
I should have probably said that i also used 3 sticks of ram @1760mhz when i wasnt unlocked so youll be fine
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