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I few years ago I built this computer. I will list the parts below. I bought some 1333MHz Corsair XMS3 ram for it (2x2GB) and it worked fine. Recently I decided I wanted to upgrade to 8GB of ram. Well the RAM I had in there hit the CPU cooler when i use DIMM1 and DIMM2. So I decided to just buy all new ram. I went with G.SKILL Sniper 1866MHz (http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=385). The reason I did this is because my motherboard specs say something like this "DDR3 1866(OC)/1333/1066". So I decided, what the hell, lets try out this OC stuff and see how it does. I originally bought the computer with plans to overclocking it, just never took the time to learn about it. So now I am asking for someones help to get this thing working at the right speeds and even possible faster than stock. I will link all the parts below:

Parts List and Links (Click to show)

Here is a link to a CPU-Z profile followed by screenshots of each tab: http://valid.canardpc.com/2723659
Click to see pictures of CPU-Z (Click to show)





When I go into BIOS and into the area where you would manually change the RAM settings these are the settings available (most of them i got no idea what to set them to.)

CPU Frequency - Default is set to 200 MHz
Memory Clock - Default is set to x6.66
CAS# Latency - Default is set to 11T
RAS to CAS R/W Delay - Default is set to 11T
Row Precharge Time - Default is set to 11T
Minimum RAS Active Time - Default is set to 28T
1T/2T Command Timing - Default is set to - -
TwTr Command Delay - Default is set to 6T
Trfc0 for DIMM1 - Default is set to - -
Trfc2 for DIMM2 - Default is set to 160 ns
Trfc1 for DIMM3 - Default is set to - -
Trfc3 for DIMM4 - Default is set to 160 ns
Write Recovery Time - Default is set to 12T
Precharge Time - Default is set to 6T
Row Cycle Time - Default is set to 39T
RAS to RAS Delay - Default is set to 5T

On the sticker on the memory stick all it says is:
DDR3-1866 CL9-10-9-28
PC3-14900 4GBx2 1.50v


In the end I am looking to get the most performance out of this computer. I am ok with overclocking it. The most important thing is I would like to hit the 1866MHz speed of this RAM. I just don't know where to start. I have poked around the forums here but I can't seem to find something that would help me. Any information and help would be greatly appreciated. If you would rather help me via email you can reach me at giantgjohnson@gmail.com

Thank you for your time.
Edited by giantgjohnson - 3/9/13 at 10:17am
post #2 of 7
With my motherboard, I had to go in and set the timings manually to what was recommended by the company. Originally, my ram listed as 1600. I changed the clock to 9.33, and put in the timings of 9-10-9-27, which was stated the ram ran at. Does your memory clock allow you to go up? if so, put it at the 1866 (my board states 9.33 is 1866) and put in the timings to what the ram states it should run at


I had Corsair Vengeance 1866 with timings of 9-10-9-27, voltage of 1.50. so i just changed the settings in bios to what was given to me.
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Originally Posted by Viperlocc View Post

if so, put it at the 1866 (my board states 9.33 is 1866) and put in the timings to what the ram states it should run at

The highest multiplier it shows was 8.00 which made it run at 1600. Should I change the settings for the 9-10-9-28 and leave everything else at the default settings?
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I say put it at the default of 6.66 and input the ram timings to what they are supposed to be at. then see what it shows. if its still lower than 1866, bump up the multiplier to see if it will bring it to 1866.
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Originally Posted by Viperlocc View Post

I say put it at the default of 6.66 and input the ram timings to what they are supposed to be at. then see what it shows. if its still lower than 1866, bump up the multiplier to see if it will bring it to 1866.
I did and 6.66 = 1333mhz and 8.00 = 1600 mhz
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I have been messing with all kind of settings I can not get it to run passed 1600 MHz, anyone else got any ideas?
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Originally Posted by giantgjohnson View Post

I have been messing with all kind of settings I can not get it to run passed 1600 MHz, anyone else got any ideas?

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phenom ii B97 ECS A970M-A AM3+ EVGA GXT 460 2x4gb adata 
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OCZ Vertex 4 Samsung F3 1TB Samsung f3 1tb Samsung HD155UI 
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