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So basically I want to OC my Crucial Ballistix 1866MHz to 2133MHz for some performance increase with my APU. I never OCd memory before, btw.


So I went to my UEFI to increase the frequency and saved. I didn't tinker with anything else. However, my PC wouldn't post and it started to smell like something was burning. I freaked out and turned the pc off and let it cool for a while. Then, I cleared my CMOS and checked if all the modules were functional. Everything appeared normal, and it looks like I didn't make any permanent damage.



Did it crashed because I didn't set the voltage to 1.65V? I believe i left it at 1.5V
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yah i would imagine it would need more voltage, and probably looser timings.

Most of the time you cant clock THAT MUCH without doing both.
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post #3 of 9
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What do you mean ''looser timings''? My timings are 9-9-9-27.
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whats your memory config anyway, how many sticks installed, how many dimms does the mobo take etc.
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4 DIMM Slots, All used, 8GB (4x2GB), 1866Mhz, 9-9-9-27...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148497

Those are my RAM sticks
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post #6 of 9
ok so the Kit is designed for as is

when you put two kits designed to be solo, all together, you may require more voltage just to get the to play together well.

you just so happen to appear to be running well with the specced rating even though you have all 4 slots filled.

so yes, any and all overclocking to this ram will require more voltage and or looser timings to go that high.

you might be able to squeeze 9-11-10-28 other 4 x 2 GB Kits seem to be straight up Cas 11 at 1.65 so I would try for the 9-11-10-28 first and then jump to cas 10
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I'll try that out.
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I know most Crucial Ballistix 1866 9-9-9-27 1.5v can do 1866 8-8-8-24 with 1.55v. I had 3 sets of Crucial Ballistix 2x4gb 1866 and only 1 set can't do it, but runs fine @ stock.
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