Originally Posted by sumitlian
Usually most boards do not support more memory than what their BIOS(official support) don't allow. Did you try 1492MHz (280 x 5.33) instead of 1120. I think you would be able to make it stable at those timings. I have ADATA 2x4GB DDR3 1333 CL9 and they remain perfectly stable at 1492MHz at 8-8-8-24-1T at 1.655v. This may give you some extra bandwidth.
Thanx. I have not tried higher frequencies yet (well other than stock settings ofc) but I will see about that a bit later. I'm mainly aiming at as low latency as I can get although extra bandwidth will not hurt either certainly so if the sticks end up being capable of doing that then that's certainly good to have.
This particular set of memory modules I currently have is so far the most moody one I have encountered (mostly 2 gb and 4gb sticks in my past as this is the first 8 gb module set I have) with quite high sensitivity stability wise towards minor changes in the timings. Perhaps its normal for 8 Gb modules - if so then getting higher grade kit would be actually sensible investment (not planning to start switching out mine atm ofc, but in general). In the past I have usually just beelined straight to some valueRAM set and overclocked these to some sort of sensible numbers.
RAM overclocking is in my experience usually even more time consuming that getting CPU to some good spot (and gains in application performance, to be honest, are somewhat modest usually). I usually get CPU to somewhere reasonable in a day or so but RAM tends to take several days for me (and I'm atm a bit tight on time) as its a bit harder in my opinion to control stability when you are getting close to limits, i.e., it does not outright crash on windows entry but is still capable of causing blue screens every once in a while.