Originally Posted by truckerguy
yes test that ram this is your week link
Agreed. It seems like the CPU and motherboard have held up against everything I've thrown at it, whereas the RAM doesn't seem to want to give me even 1333MHz (which is kinda sad, since it's actually manufactured to run at that frequency).
As a test, I ramped the HT/reference clock to 270 with a CPU multi of 10.5 (which gave me roughly stock @2835MHz). I kept the RAM around 1066MHz (cannot remember exactly, but it was close to that), and ran Prime95 on that configuration for an hour-and-a-half before manually quitting the test. As soon as I rebooted and set the RAM closer to 1333MHz using the same HT/ref. clock and CPU muliplier value, Prime95 blue screened not five minutes after starting the test. Like I suspected before, this processor wants
to do more, but this particular set of RAM just doesn't want to seem to allow it to. And I haven't even tried to test for what my true "FSB high limit/wall" is yet; I simply took a gamble and tried 270 as the highest so far.
Another thing, I find I've been able to run the RAM stable at 1333MHz with everything else left at stock. I think I'm going to try for simply OC'ing the CPU, and leaving the NB and HT Link values as close to stock as possible to see if that doesn't stabilize 1333MHz on the RAM, or if I'm lucky, higher.
Otherwise, I think instead of a new CPU and graphics card right away, I might look into new RAM + a new GPU, then waiting for Piledriver/Vishera.@Mongen
No thread jacking foul involved
Actually, as a person who's still fairly new to the world of overclocking, sharing your experiences is helping out a great deal for me. I appreciate the feedback. Believe it or not, I've been reading through quite a number of the other OC threads involving Phenom II's to see how other people overcome or address their challenges. Gives me new ideas to try out and the overall learning experience in and of itself is very beneficial
That's one tough cookie you got there, to hold up after everything you described happened during the lapping process -=laughing=- I'm just sad to see it didn't yield much better cooling results for you
What RAM are you using with it?Edited by RevOne - 7/29/12 at 9:55am