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How do I get this ram to stay overclocked?

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Hey guys im pretty new at overclocking. Here is the situation. I have an i7-920 on an asrock x58 extreme and 12gb of mushkin blackline tripple channel memory. PC3-12800 9-9-9-24 1.65v.

When I go into the BIOS and select the EZ OC of 4.2ghz (I have corsair h20 cooling), the dram stays on auto. Whenever I OC the dram to 1600hmz DDR3 3200 it won't boot. When I leave the dram on auto my dram frequency according to CPU-Z stays at 600.3MHz. Any ideas? Thank you.
post #2 of 4
Your problem is that you are using the built in overclocking on your motherboard.

The problem is that the motherboard designers had no idea what CPU and memory would be plugged into their motherboard, so they had to come up with some all encompassing automatic overclock settings to account to the vast array of different CPUs and memory sticks on the market.
Sometimes they work, but often, even if they do work, they will not be the best settings for a particular match up of CPU and memory.

Your best bet is to spend the time and learn what settings to set manually in your BIOS to achieve the overclock that you want ....or just live with the ineffective automatic junk the motherboard came with.
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Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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Ok thank you very much for the reply. Looks like I need to find myself some more free time.
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Overclocking is a slow and methodical process of trial and error mostly leading to failure and cold sweats in the dark of the night, then success.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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Logiteck G400s none 
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FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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