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The FX cpu's are native 1866Mhz ram speeds just so you know. I have mine overclocked to 2000Mhz and my ram is rated for 1866Mhz.
Has anyone been able to get higher ram speeds with BD? Do you think my ram can handle higher than 2000Mhz (9-10-9-27)?
Let me know what you guys think...

WR is ~3.6GHz on an 8150. 9-11-9-something iirc
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a have a quick (noob question) : can bulldozer run on 1600mhz ddr3 memory ?

can downgrade ?
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a have a quick (noob question) : can bulldozer run on 1600mhz ddr3 memory ?

can downgrade ?

Yes it can biggrin.gif

And I have my 1866 MHz RAM at 1920 MHz at 9-10-9-28-2T

I haven't tried playing with the RAM timings nor have I pushed for 2000 MHz yet. I don't feel the minimal gain is worth the extra voltage. I'd rather push the CPU speed higher.
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The FX cpu's are native 1866Mhz ram speeds just so you know. Has anyone been able to get higher ram speeds with BD?

I got 16Gigs of Geil 2400 running around 2172 (9/11/9/28/37).

Tried the rated 2400 speed, and sys will post up to loading win7.

Then win7 tries to load Win repair, and then black screen.

It seems that the FX 8150 can handle the 2400 Ram, Win 7 seems to have a problem with it.

I even tried to install Win7 with Ram at 2400.

Again, the sys seemed to load up just fine, Win7 install failed.

So, the FX has no problem with the higher ram speed.

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The FX cpu's are native 1866Mhz ram speeds just so you know. Has anyone been able to get higher ram speeds with BD?

I got 16Gigs of Geil 2400 running around 2172 (9/11/9/28/37).

Tried the rated 2400 speed, and sys will post up to loading win7.

Then win7 tries to load Win repair, and then black screen.

It seems that the FX 8150 can handle the 2400 Ram, Win 7 seems to have a problem with it.

I even tried to install Win7 with Ram at 2400.

Again, the sys seemed to load up just fine, Win7 install failed.

So, the FX has no problem with the higher ram speed.

Did you try upping your NB to 2400-2500 MHZ, CPU-NB to ~1.2 V and adding 0.02 V to your RAM (1.52 V on 1.5 V RAM)
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The FX cpu's are native 1866Mhz ram speeds just so you know. Has anyone been able to get higher ram speeds with BD?

I got 16Gigs of Geil 2400 running around 2172 (9/11/9/28/37).

Tried the rated 2400 speed, and sys will post up to loading win7.

Then win7 tries to load Win repair, and then black screen.

It seems that the FX 8150 can handle the 2400 Ram, Win 7 seems to have a problem with it.

I even tried to install Win7 with Ram at 2400.

Again, the sys seemed to load up just fine, Win7 install failed.

So, the FX has no problem with the higher ram speed.

Did you try upping your NB to 2400-2500 MHZ, CPU-NB to ~1.2 V and adding 0.02 V to your RAM (1.52 V on 1.5 V RAM)

This is where I am at now.
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Nice RAM speed and Timing, makes me want to see if I can push mine over 2000 MHz.

Drop your NB down a step, from what I remember, over 2400 MHz seems to diminish performance, 2400-2500 seems to be the sweet spot. And did you try upping your CPU-NB and DRAM voltages?
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Got a 8120 what is needed to keep processor from down clocking? Are any tricks and tips thet need to be performed in the BIOS now that we a couple of months of testing? After playing around with this thing for over a month I am a little disapointed.

Mobo is GA-970A-UD3
Bios F5a
Sitting at 4.0 which feels slower that my 1090T at 4.0
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Got a 8120 what is needed to keep processor from down clocking? Are any tricks and tips thet need to be performed in the BIOS now that we a couple of months of testing? After playing around with this thing for over a month I am a little disapointed.

Update to latest BIOS, keep fiddling around with overclock settings, keep the VRM's cool.
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Originally Posted by axipher View Post

Nice RAM speed and Timing, makes me want to see if I can push mine over 2000 MHz.

Drop your NB down a step, from what I remember, over 2400 MHz seems to diminish performance, 2400-2500 seems to be the sweet spot. And did you try upping your CPU-NB and DRAM voltages?

Yes, I had the NB-CPU at 1.25V at the time, and the Ram at 1.65V

I'm using BIOS 9921, the NB-CPU volts goes RED at 1.5V.

I tried 1.45V NB-CPU and CPU at 1.38V (I think) till had same issue.

I am still testing, will post improved results when I get there.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Rysen 1700X ASUS Crosshair VI Hero 2x MSI GTX770 2G TwinFrozr IV OC (SLI) Gskill 2666 FlareX 2X8 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
6x Crucial M4/64Gb Raid0 BeQuiet DARK ROCK TF Low Profile SilentWings  Win 10 Pro 64 Dell Ultra Sharp U3415W Curved 
PowerCaseAudio
Tt Toughpower 1475M Mountain Mods Pinnacle 18 HT Omega eClaro 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
6 Crucial M4s Raid0 Thermalright AXP140RT Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit 50" Hitachi Plasma 
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