Originally Posted by rabidgnome229
when you OC the frequency of the ram increases with your FSB - not the timings
OH my bad lol. I wrote timings instead of frequency lol.
But still, the timings work in conjuction
with the frequency and if you have a very high frequency with very low timings (in this case 3-3-3-4), you are going to have stability problems. That's why you don't see super clocked RAM with super low timings. Take DDR2-1066 for example. The modules run at 1066Mhz but have timings of 5-5-5-15, sometimes higher. If you put those at something like 4-4-4-12(if the RAM can stable leave the timings at that), you are going to have some serious stability problems with timings that low with a frequency that high. When you oc, even on RAM with timings like that, you must increase the timings in order to work cooperately with the overall frequency of the ram. So if you have RAM with a timing of 3-3-3-4, and you oc from 3.2Ghz to 4.4Ghz for example, you can't leave the timings at 3-3-3-4. If you do, they're so low that your maching won't POST or won't run stable at all. That's why you read posts by ppl who oc and have RAM with such high timings. One person (i forget which forum) had super low timing RAM (4-3-4-9) but oc'ed the proc to run at 3.96Ghz. The only way the RAM and system would run stable was to increase the timings to 4-5-5-15, as this person stated. Now for you my friend, I would increase the timings to whatever they were at default (if they already are now then leave them) and keep increasing them until you reach system stability. If you still have problems, post back. I'll re-read your post later to see if I missed something.