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Hi guys- I have 16 GB of ripjaws 1600 RAM. Of course, at stock it gets run at 1333. The manufacturer instructions say to raise the FSB to 220 to get it up to the rated speed, but I can't get it stable. Tried messing with the voltage. Tried simply setting it to 1600. Nothing works. Any suggestions? Thanks.
post #2 of 8
Have you tried XMP profiles?
post #3 of 8
Set CPU-NB voltage to 1.4v, make sure your HT Link and NB frequency are both at 2000mhz. Set RAM to rated frequency, voltage, and timings. There should be no need to adjust FSB.
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eh..phenoms don't like 1600 ..i run mine @ 1420 ...never had any success with stability @ 1600..including recent attrmpts with current mobo
 
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will BD fix this?
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eh..phenoms don't like 1600 ..i run mine @ 1420 ...never had any success with stability @ 1600..including recent attrmpts with current mobo
C3 stepping Denebs shouldn't have much problem with it. Thuban has an even more improved memory controller than Deneb, so 1600mhz shouldn't be a problem at all. This 1100T is running 1600mhz with a 2600mhz NB frequency, and I'm only using like 1.3v CPU-NB. Passed blend test for 10 hours too Now my C2 X2 555 and X3 720, they did indeed struggle with 1600mhz
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220Mhz!?
Sigh, fail G.Skill instructions for AMD users strike again.... or you read one of their articles wrongly (it is supposed to be 240Mhz, IF you choose to go with the raise bus clock-x6.66 multiplier method) - you can simply set the RAM multi to x8 at 200Mhz FSB/bus clock and it is fine. You may need increased CPU-NB voltage (but only as much as you need - at 1600 7-8-7-24 but with stock 2000Mhz NB, I had to bump CPU-NB from 1.15V to 1.225V for total stability with 4 DIMMs, however it's by no means a huge (or dangerous) bump in voltage at all. My NB now runs 1.375V at 3Ghz.
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Never seen 16 GB run at 1600mhz on a phenom II. Good luck with that.
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