Originally Posted by Maximization
running memory out of spec can usally cause instability
Originally Posted by mtbiker033
thanks for the reply
that was pretty good... needed a cheer up on such a gloomy rainy day.
raising your CPU clock by 100mhz from default can cause instability... but people do it
taking your memory up to 1866 shouldn't be a problem, leave the system auto time them at first, and if you find you can prime them there then try tightening the timings and prime again.
a higher cpu frequency combined with running memory at higher increases the chance of a failed worker... so Ive found.
set your cpu to 4.2 or 4.3Ghz and try raising your mem freq to 1866 and run a prime for a little while... if there are no errors, tighten the timings down a notch... leaving your first digit (CL - CAS Latency) at what the bios auto times it as, if you change that you're most likely screwed.
during benching I have found that if you can not tighten the timings above your rated frequency (in your case above 1600mhz) that even though you a running a higher freq like at 1866mhz you will actually see less of an improvement in thruput.
getting the tightest timings without altering that CAS at 1866 will be what you are aiming for if you want better performance than your stock timed and rated speed.
-if you find a good combo, then begin raising your cpu freq 100mhz intervals until you are at your sweet spot O/CEdited by Butter Chicken - 10/7/13 at 12:02pm