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I'm trying to overclock my ram a little bit. I've got the G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 8-8-8-24 found here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445

I tried overclocking it to 1866 with 1.65 V and it wouldn't post. Then i tried 1600 with 7-7-7-24 timings and it wouldn't post. Am I doing something wrong here? I figured I would try 1.65 V then back down, but it seems like that's not enough?

Also, is it really worth it to try relaxing the timings and raise the speed? I don't do any video editing or anything, mainly gaming on the system.
Edited by IIVisionII - 8/10/11 at 11:36pm
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Put the voltage at 1.55, speed at 1866 with 9-9-9-27 timings, see if that works.
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Overclocking your memory is a total waste of time, as it will give you no noticeable performance gains.
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Overclocking your memory is a total waste of time, as it will give you no noticeable performance gains.
That's true for everyday use, however for benchmarks it's a different story.
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Put the voltage at 1.55, speed at 1866 with 9-9-9-27 timings, see if that works.
Thanks, it booted just fine at that. Any tips on where to go from there?

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Overclocking your memory is a total waste of time, as it will give you no noticeable performance gains.
I know I won't get much of a performance increase. I partly want to do it because I'm trying to learn how to push the ram, and also why not? That's what overclockers is all about
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Thanks, it booted just fine at that. Any tips on where to go from there?
It will most probably boot at 1.5v too so try that, then do some stress testing. A basic way to OC those G.Skills on SB is that if you increase the speed (eg from 1600 to 1866) you need to make sure to increase the CAS by 1. So your ram may even be able to boot with 8-9-8-24 timings, give it a go

If you want to try and take it to 2133 then you'll need to loosen the timings a bit more so something like 10-10-10-27 or 9-10-9-27, it's all about experimenting to see what will be stable.
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It will most probably boot at 1.5v too so try that, then do some stress testing. A basic way to OC those G.Skills on SB is that if you increase the speed (eg from 1600 to 1866) you need to make sure to increase the CAS by 1. So your ram may even be able to boot with 8-9-8-24 timings, give it a go

If you want to try and take it to 2133 then you'll need to loosen the timings a bit more so something like 10-10-10-27 or 9-10-9-27, it's all about experimenting to see what will be stable.
So far i've got it at 9-9-9-24 1866 at 1.55 V. Tried a few things at 1.50 V and it didn't seem to like it. Will try a little more tomorrow to see if i can get 2133 with a bit more voltage. Thanks for the help thus far.
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