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Switched from corsair xms 3 4 1 gig sticks 1333. Had it over clocked to 6 6 6 18. Tried getting the rip jaw x two four gigs 1600 to oc but the only successful I got was 1333 8 8 8 24 and it performed worse on maxxmem then the corsair. Any suggestions.
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I have the same kit and just passed memtest86+ 1600mhz 8-8-8-24 @ 1.58v. If you give more voltage you may be able to get 1600mhz CAS 7 or 1333mhz CAS 6.
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I have the same kit and just passed memtest86+ 1600mhz 8-8-8-24 @ 1.58v. If you give more voltage you may be able to get 1600mhz CAS 7 or 1333mhz CAS 6.
I have my voltage cranked to the max from the manufacutre 1.65 It scored horrible on maxx mem test at 8 8 8 24 but also I am having to use the 2nd and 4th ram slot because my damn fan gets in the way thats the 2nd channel if I am correct on the crosshair V anything in 1600 with a bit tighter timings bios wont even boot
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the best I could get it to run is at 8 8 7 24 with a 1.65v at 1600 mhz
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If you look at G.Skill's offerings, you will see they have always offered a large range of speed kits. This is because G.Skill bins their kits. What that means it that they test the kits and sell them at their top rated speeds. Sure there are times where a demand for a kit drives them to fill a speed bin with higher rated modules to supply their demand, so you can get some that will OC. But when it comes to G.Skill, you are better off buying the kit closest to the speed you want. I know it takes the fun out of overclocking...
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the best I could get it to run is at 8 8 7 24 with a 1.65v at 1600 mhz
Just out of curiosity, why didn't you just buy higher frequency RAM to begin with?

But anyways, on topic, if your already at that 1.65v mark, then your pretty much stuck. I personally wouldn't push the voltage of the RAM any higher than that.

I always had good luck with my Ripjaws. However, I've never really tried overclocking my RAM due to them being rated at 2000/2133 and running at 1.5v stock with XMP enabled.
 
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Just out of curiosity, why didn't you just buy higher frequency RAM to begin with?

But anyways, on topic, if your already at that 1.65v mark, then your pretty much stuck. I personally wouldn't push the voltage of the RAM any higher than that.

I always had good luck with my Ripjaws. However, I've never really tried overclocking my RAM due to them being rated at 2000/2133 and running at 1.5v stock with XMP enabled.
I like overclocking, and it was only 30 bucks for the kit on sale. If I cant get the results I want I will get a different frequency. but couldn't complain about the price on the ram.
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