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Hey G Skill owners, I have a question for you that you might have heard many times already.

I have a DDR3-2133 9-11-11-31 16gb kit (2x8).

This review mentions 'overclocking' the ram to DDR3-1866 8-10-9-28. From what I understand, it is trading frequency for tighter timings.

My question for you is, would you recommend running this kit at -1 frequency divider in exchange for tighter timings, or should I continue the traditional overclock route and simply run the RAM at it's XMP profile and bump the frequency a few Mhz?

Lowering your timings with DDR3 at high speeds doesn't help anything. Its better to have higher times and higher frequency. With that being said I have my DDR3 2666 at 9-9-9-12 for the hell of it. I'm not sure if its stable though still need to test that.
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Not true run a benchmark higher freq and lower timings is best. Generally the best overclock is stock timings with increased freq. Slightly higher timings can be better if the freq can get a major bump. For example i get better bench scores at 1866 at 1.66v 10-10-10-26 then at stock 1600 9-9-9-24. But at 1866 11-11-11-28 i get worse results. Gotta find the happy median but generally stock timings pushed as far as possible is generally best.
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Great, thanks. I'll bench them today and post my results.
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Well it looks like bad news for me... the default XMP 1 profile doesn't pass the intel burn test. After a minute of running, the machine hard resets.

XMP 1: DDR3-2134 9-11-11-31 CR 1
XMP 2: DDR3-2133 9-11-11-31 CR 2

It passes when set to the 'other' XMP 2 profile with a slower command rate, but I feel like I'm running gimped memory at that point.

Should I just return them...?
post #125 of 142
Ok now things are getting confusing. In this review article they have a screenshot of CPU-z of their overclocking attempt also running 2T command rate. Could it be gskill screwed up and flipped XMP profile 1 with 2? 2 should be the default?
post #126 of 142
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Originally Posted by Zed03 View Post

Well it looks like bad news for me... the default XMP 1 profile doesn't pass the intel burn test. After a minute of running, the machine hard resets.

XMP 1: DDR3-2134 9-11-11-31 CR 1
XMP 2: DDR3-2133 9-11-11-31 CR 2

It passes when set to the 'other' XMP 2 profile with a slower command rate, but I feel like I'm running gimped memory at that point.

Should I just return them...?

It may be your CPU's IMC is not good enough to run at CR 1.

You can try increasing the voltage to the IMC and also enable Internal PLL Overvoltage.
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Originally Posted by Zed03 View Post

Well it looks like bad news for me... the default XMP 1 profile doesn't pass the intel burn test. After a minute of running, the machine hard resets.

XMP 1: DDR3-2134 9-11-11-31 CR 1
XMP 2: DDR3-2133 9-11-11-31 CR 2

It passes when set to the 'other' XMP 2 profile with a slower command rate, but I feel like I'm running gimped memory at that point.

Should I just return them...?

It may be your CPU's IMC is not good enough to run at CR 1.

You can try increasing the voltage to the IMC and also enable Internal PLL Overvoltage.

quite very true add in the fact we dont know what chip your running/mobo ect....
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I Love G.Skill RAM!
I have 8x4GB TridentX 2400MHz 9-11-11-31 1.65v, 2x8GB TridentX 2400MHz 10-12-12-31 1.65v, 2x2GB Pi 2200MHz 7-10-10-28 1.65v and 3x2GB Pi 2000MHz 6-9-6-24 1.65v biggrin.gif

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Congrats. Hope to get something that pretty myself someday tongue.gif
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G.SKILL Trident X Series 8x4GB 3000MHz 12-14-14-35 1.65V water-cooled with Koolance Ram-33 devil.gif
Edited by Slinky PC - 3/30/14 at 8:37pm
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