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Will I gain much more performances from the +400MHz anyway?
I am kind of giving up the fight there, thanks for your help anyway, the "SLOW MODE" thing was definitely killing my PC and the RAM timings setup might just help also. thumb.gif

Not really. If you can't get it to run at 2000MHz then just try something like 7-8-7-21 at 1600MHz.
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bah.. I ignore that 1.3 stuff.. I do believe that got raised to 1.4 after some time..
Sorry to hear your RAM won't run at rated specs..The Samsung RAM is good..ph34r-smiley.gif
Your IMC should run it..
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Try adding some DRAM voltage..2 bumps
 
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post #23 of 32
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I will try those speed settings, as suggested above, though I now have a new problem with my computer: it won't shut down.


Has anyone ever experienced that? It doesn't do it all the time, but most of the time though: I hit shutdown and windows doesn't shutdown, instead just goes idle, I just hold the power button and it shuts down, though the keyboard lights stays lit and there is no way to shut them down but to turn the power supply off for 10 seconds...

What the hell is that? Is it because I haven't installed any updates for windows 7 or could it be something else?
post #24 of 32
I have a feeling your Motherboard is a Lemon.
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hmm..Try opening a dos prompt and typing "powercfg -h off"
 
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post #26 of 32
@ OP: will it shut down if you hold down the power button? also 1600 to 2000, except for benching, you wont notice any impact. dont worry too much about it.
 
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post #27 of 32
I went from 4GB to 12GB in my current rig. I have AMD so this will be somewhat different for you - but adding more RAM to an OC'd system often means more voltage is needed to stabilize things.

I had to up my vCore, CPU-NB, and RAM voltages to keep my same OC I ran with 4GB stable when I ran 12GB. You won't be tweaking the same voltages as me with your Intel rig but I think you should overclock the PC from scratch with the new RAM and see how it works out.
post #28 of 32
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Yes the computer will shut down if I hold the power button, sometimes it will shut down correctly when I hit "SHUT DOWN" in the start menu but sometimes it will mess up and start kind of idling after shutdown.

If my motherboard was a lemon it wouldn't survive 1hour stress test with prime95...
post #29 of 32
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Yes the computer will shut down if I hold the power button, sometimes it will shut down correctly when I hit "SHUT DOWN" in the start menu but sometimes it will mess up and start kind of idling after shutdown.
If my motherboard was a lemon it wouldn't survive 1hour stress test with prime95...

its not your motherboard. its windows being retarded.
 
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post #30 of 32
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OK, I applied the RAM timings and my computer still boots, these numbers in the timings are the response time so lower = better, correct?
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