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My friend gave me the "value" RAM that was in his system while his actual performance RAM was in the mail. It came in and the oldies became mine.

They are 2x4GB sticks with 1 being from Samsung and the other with an unknown manufacturer.

They booted fine at 1333Mhz Cas9 1.5v. So I tried to see how far I could get them with the highest allowable voltage. Alas, these won't even boot 1866Mhz with Cas9 at 1.65v. So, I dropped the speed to 1600Mhz and decided to work on timings. At the same time I dropped the voltage to the default 1.5 because theres no point in killing my IMC for that kind of speed. The farthest I got was 8-8-8-24-1T @ 1.5v but it wasn't stable in Windows so I bumped the voltage up to 1.55v which did the job biggrin.gif

I don't think its a bad overclock at all especially for cheap RAM.
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not bad... not bad at all for el cheapo ram, you got another DDR3 board anywhere? sometimes RAM likes to sit in different motherboards, my DDR1 Samsung RAM sat nicely at 600MHz in my OEM ASUS board =P but only sat default 400MHz in my Soltek board
    
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put 11-11-11-31 2T and 2000+mhz with 1.67v. you wont toast the cpu at that voltage.
 
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not bad... not bad at all for el cheapo ram, you got another DDR3 board anywhere? sometimes RAM likes to sit in different motherboards, my DDR1 Samsung RAM sat nicely at 600MHz in my OEM ASUS board =P but only sat default 400MHz in my Soltek board

I got an extra H61 board sitting in the closet but I'm too lazy build it right now tongue.gif Sounds tempting though.
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put 11-11-11-31 2T and 2000+mhz with 1.67v. you wont toast the cpu at that voltage.

I'll try that after I come back from the club thumb.gif
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I got an extra H61 board sitting in the closet but I'm too lazy build it right now tongue.gif Sounds tempting though.
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I'll try that after I come back from the club thumb.gif

Good deal. the only reason they wont boot up at 1866mhz is because your not loosening the timings enough. loosening them to cas11 and setting command rate lower will help a lot.
 
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Good deal. the only reason they wont boot up at 1866mhz is because your not loosening the timings enough. loosening them to cas11 and setting command rate lower will help a lot.

I didn't think of that. I've always had the presumption that tighter timings always held a better stance performance wise against plain speeds.
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try 7-8-7 or 7-9-7 1.6v on the samsung stick alone
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I didn't think of that. I've always had the presumption that tighter timings always held a better stance performance wise against plain speeds.

for AMD this is very true. for Intel this is not true. Intel prefers high clock speeds over tight timings. AMD is the opposite. tight timings over high clock speeds
 
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for AMD this is very true. for Intel this is not true. Intel prefers high clock speeds over tight timings. AMD is the opposite. tight timings over high clock speeds

Well then, I did some work right now and got the speed up to 1866Mhz 10-10-9-26-1T @1.65v.!

At this voltage moving the CL down any lower would of put my rig in a reboot cycle. Lowering the tRCD would of posted but not gone past the MSI startup image. I'm pretty proud of this RAM biggrin.gif
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