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i was screwing with my timings, and got it down to 8,9,8,29,1t@1600(stock is 1333mhz @ 8-8-8-24( would default to 9-9-9-24)) for my ram stable.... i had 8,8,8,29,1t@1600 mhz but it would blue screen and crash.

is there a way to get the same performance results of 8-8-8 with stablity?

im trying not to get to the point of voltage increases or anything.... still learning the overclocking.


i have my cpu at 3.4, northbrigde and ht at 2.4.

i was thinking maybe a 7-9-8?
or if im having stability issues im at the max without changing something else?


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Even if you were able to lower the timings to 7-7-7, you really wouldn't see much in the way of improvement, other than a few points on a benchmark. If your purpose is the get more performance from games, your OC to 1600 is what will actually get you that. Everything else is very thin icing on the cake.
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Thanks. So timings don't affect anything really ? What about system wide responsiveness? Or should I focus more on CPU and other overclocks for that. N just leave the RAM alone ?

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I'm not saying that RAM doesn't matter. It's just that its impact is pretty small. If you have to spend your time OCing either your RAM or your CPU, go CPU all the way. A trivial CPU overclock will make more of a difference than your RAM ever could (unless, of course, you spend your time doing nothing more than loading and unloading things from RAM, lol)

If your primary use is gaming, then CPU and GPU overclocks will get your better performance in games than RAM OCing will.
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I see. So essentially RAM is low risk low gains situation?

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I see. So essentially RAM is low risk low gains situation?

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It's actually high-risk, low gains, because if you push your RAM too hard, then RAM instability could undermine your CPU OC.

But it's not high-risk in the sense that you will damage anything.
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So my. Current timings n mhz would be a good place to stop and change focus to CPU. Then if I get issues just slow the timings a tad or something?

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So my. Current timings n mhz would be a good place to stop and change focus to CPU. Then if I get issues just slow the timings a tad or something?

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That sounds like a plan I'd get behind

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Thanks for the help. I'm hoping for a eventual 4ghz under my h70 I don't know if ill achieve that

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RAM overclocking is a pain in the bum imo, it's gains are usually quite trivial at best, you will benefit more from faster speeds than timings. Unless your a synthetic nut.
 
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