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Overclocking cpu and memory 960t BE 6 core

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AMD 960t BE 6 Unlocked
Gigabyte 970a-UD3 Mobo
Gskill Ripjaw DDR3-1600 4gbx2 9-9-9-24 stock
Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus PSU
Raidmax RS 530SS heatsink
Radeon XFX 6770 GPU

CPU: x16 4000MHz
CPU NB: x12 3000MHz
Core Performance Boost: Disabled
CPU Host Clock Control: Manual
CPU Frequency: 250
HT Link Frequency: x9 2250MHz
Memory Clock: 5.33 1332 mhz Dram voltage 1.51v

Voltages
CPU NB vid control 1.3v
Cpu voltage control 1.475

Hello all. I am trying to get my system dialed in and have had some really great help from a few people. I am very new to overclocking and this is the first system I have built. I am sadly already addicted to this drug.

Anyway, I am thinking that my CPU is overclocked correctly and seems to be stable in the games I play. but I think there is a problem with the RAM settings. my ram is rated for 1600 but if I go over the 5.33 to the 6.66 setting to get my memory to 1666 I cant pass the memtest, and games will crash. I dont know if this is a voltage issue or if I just cant fully use the memory. If I back it down to 1332 it will pass memtest and games dont crash. I would also like to adjust the timings, however I think I need to get this solved before I can move on.

If anyone has some advice or needs more info and would be willing to throw some advice my way I would be very grateful. I am reading Dolk's guide but the memory section is like trying to read arabic.

I would like to overclock this or at least get the max I can out of it, just not sure where I should go from here. Thanks in advance for any advice.
post #2 of 7
Try raising the ram volts to 1.6-1.65
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Ok Kevdog let me try that, thanks for the advice. Is that because It is not getting enough power to run at a higher frequency? Not challenging, just trying to educate myself.
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Hey Kevdog, its still throwing errors in memtest, at Test 7, block move. System isnt crashing, but havent tried to put it under any load either. Thanks in advance. Alos will the ram timings have anything to do with this?
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1333Mhz is the ideal frequency for Phenom II, its IMC runs at 1333Mhz and benchmarks show this speed with tighter timings is slightly faster than 1600+ with slightly looser timings.

So, keep it at 1333 and see how low you can set the timings.
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I see, well let me try that and see how that works. Thanks
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Any reason why you're overclocking through the HTT?

It's probably part of what's causing your issues. Drop it back down to 200. There is no reason to increase it so dramatically. It should only be used to fine tune an overclock. For example: you can't run at 4.1ghz, but you can at 4050mhz. So, you increase the HTT to like 204 to finish off the overclock.

Also, make sure your RAM timings are what they should be. When you overclock through the HTT, the BIOS uses the timings associated with the multiplier you are using not from the RAM frequency it's actually running at. You might find some of the settings have changed. They will require either more voltage to run or to be changed back to what they should be for that associated speed.
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