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Ok. I haven't messed around much with overclocking my XMS3's cause I've read they aren't that great for that...however, the specs for this board say it supports 1800+ OC'ing on the ram. Manual says to install ram in slots 3-4, which I did, and just for the heck of it finagled the FSB, Multiplier and whatnot to keep the CPU around 4.1, and the ram at 1800.

The board sets it at 1.6, and this ram is rated a 1.5 I believe, though I've read where others have pushed it to 1.7.

I know very little about timings, so ya'll can look at tell me if its worth tinkering with or not. I'm currently running memtest to start with, and so far no errors. Any advice is appreciated.
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Hey i use the same CPU and GPU gadgets! cool!

There is no point in OCing DDR3 ran really, you will get such a small ovreall performance boost that you might as well not bother.
    
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Hey i use the same CPU and GPU gadgets! cool!

There is no point in OCing DDR3 ran really, you will get such a small ovreall performance boost that you might as well not bother.
HA!...I love gadgets....meters, fluctuating bars, moving "things"....thats why I love folding with Set@home and Einstein@home....looks like my pc is doing something.

I've read the same about ram, but I love tinkering with this thing.
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The timings are very impractical, you likely won't even notice a benefit from the original 1333 CL9 generic timings.
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The timings are very impractical, you likely won't even notice a benefit from the original 1333 CL9 generic timings.
gotcha.
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Hey i use the same CPU and GPU gadgets! cool!

There is no point in OCing DDR3 ran really, you will get such a small ovreall performance boost that you might as well not bother.
Me too!

They've recently released the GPU ones as well

+1 to the no point OC'ing DDR3 as well!

And indeed the XMS3 don't take to overclocking very well.... especially when you have large amounts.
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1:] Make bootable USB flash drive with memtest x86 bootable flash image maker.

2:] Lower values starting with CAS, Test often.

Enter the boot menu when you want to change a value, use a mix of memtest when you have time and the regular operation of the machine to make sure its stable at whatever you chose. I usually change 2-3 things at a time in the beginning and just play with it time to time. My current RAM isnt really that great, but you might get something out of it.
post #8 of 9
I wouldn't count on the latency getting any lower on that generic 2x4GB kit due to low binning...
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Every little bit will help, even if its a very little bit.
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