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I Just bought a new Mobo Asus M5A97 evo, My other hardware is G.Skill Ripjawsx 4x4gb, AMD 1100t, Cosair H70 Cooler. I try to auto OC whenever I can. So today I set my system to auto OC high settings and my Mobo scanned my hardware and set bios for these settings and stated they were safe. Everything runs stable and cool. When I checked my memory it stated it was running 818 MHz which seems higher then ive seen, thats over 1600 Mhz. Is this ok?? 375
 
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There is no problem with 1600+ RAM frequency on a Phenom II or 1100T Thurban. Some will run the RAM even higher without issues though there really isn't any tangible performance gain with the higher RAM frequency but there is with a high CPU speed.

I always stress test with OCCT, P95 and Memtest86+ to be sure it's stable.
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The auto oc did so by raising the reference clock, which also oc's the ram,NB and HT.
It lowered the ram to 1333 and then it oc'd to 1636.
See this chart to understand how it all relates when refclock ocing.

http://www.overclock.net/t/594829/phenom-ii-cpu-northbridge-ram-chart-am2-am3



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Thx guys, this Mobo is better then my other ones so I cound't acheive higher speeds like this. So i'll leave settings as is.And thx for the chart it has some useful information there. Cheers.
Edited by Bravo2010 - 12/24/11 at 3:06pm
 
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