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I have this RAM installed in my PC and I am attempting to reach 2133 MHz with 11-11-11-30-2T timings to match this kit.

I've tried running at 1.5v to 1.65v but Prime95 still fails from anywhere between 30 minutes and 7 hours. I've confirmed that it is the RAM causing the error as my CPU is 12 hours P95 stable while the memory is set to 1866 MHz with 9-10-9-28-1T timings.

I have also tried increasing VCCIO voltage to 1.15v but don't really feeling like pushing it any further.

Are there any other voltages I should be adjusting? I assumed DIMM voltage and VCCIO are the only voltages that have anything to do with memory.

I'm aware that the kit may not be able to run at those clocks/timings but I figured I'd ask the community before I give up. smile.gif


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Is your RAM Blue or Red? If it is the G-Skill RipjawsX Blue kit then you should be able to achieve 2133Mhz on no more than 1.7v.

Try 12-12-12 on the timings @ 1.65v?

Edit: I purchased a PC mag in Central Europe and it talked about sandy bridge and RAM. The extensive tests shown that 1866MHz and 2133MHz have hardly any difference at all in both gaming and running applications. Also 1866Mhz beat 2133Mhz in some tests and a few games.
I would leave the RAM at 1866Mhz if you can't achieve 2133Mhz. thumb.gif
Edited by BradleyW - 12/16/11 at 1:07pm
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Is your RAM Blue or Red? If it is the G-Skill RipjawsX Blue kit then you should be able to achieve 2133Mhz on no more than 1.7v.
Try 12-12-12 on the timings @ 1.65v?
Edit: I purchased a PC mag in Central Europe and it talked about sandy bridge and RAM. The extensive tests shown that 1866MHz and 2133MHz have hardly any difference at all in both gaming and running applications. Also 1866Mhz beat 2133Mhz in some tests and a few games.
I would leave the RAM at 1866Mhz if you can't achieve 2133Mhz. thumb.gif

It's the red kit, but I've read multiple reviews and comments stating that they can easily hit 2133, usually at lower timings than 11-11-11-30-2T. I don't really expect a big jump in performance, if any at all, but I would like to reach the speeds of an $80 kit with my $50 kit. smile.gif

I have not tried any higher timings as I want to at least match the 2133 Ripjaws x (red kit). Maybe I'll leave it at 1866 though...


Thanks for the input!
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It's the red kit, but I've read multiple reviews and comments stating that they can easily hit 2133, usually at lower timings than 11-11-11-30-2T. I don't really expect a big jump in performance, if any at all, but I would like to reach the speeds of an $80 kit with my $50 kit. smile.gif
I have not tried any higher timings as I want to at least match the 2133 Ripjaws x (red kit). Maybe I'll leave it at 1866 though...
Thanks for the input!

Well try 12-12-12, other than this, i am not sure what else you can try.
Glad i could help.
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