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Best way to tweak RAM timings for highest CPU OC?

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So I'm trying to test different possible 24/7 stable OC's and want to know what's the best way to tweak my RAM to achieve the best CPU OC I can. I'm assuming I shouldn't set RAM timings to auto because when I do it gives me 11-11-11-28 timings. My Ripjaws are rated 8-8-8-24 at 1.50v but it seems if I set the timings to those settings manually it makes it harder for me to get my OC stable (although I haven't touched dram voltage). What's the best way to go about settings timings manually? I've also gotten conflicting info that the first 3 timing should always add up to the 4th even though that's not the case when set to auto. As you can tell I don't have much experience messing with RAM settings, not since DDR2 was pretty new at least thumb.gif.
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there's nothing wrong with auto - it's usually conservative (stays at or below rated speed).
 
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Use auto and select a higher voltage.Your RAM should have several XMP profiles,lowest voltage being the slowest. General rule of thumb is first 3 =4th timing,but that does not mean it can't be higher,or lower. You may also have to increase voltage to your memory controller when overclocking.
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