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Good afternoon. I just recently upgraded my CPU. Before doing so, I thought I'd go loose on my previous i5 and see what I could OC it to. Anyways, I was noticing that my OC'd Cinebench 11.5 scores weren't quite as good as some other scores from those with comparable OC's. I'm sure there're many factors at play, however, this is a fresh Windows 7 install and there are minimal background tasks. Could my RAM be holding me back at all? If so, is it only in benchmarks? I don't know ANYTHING about OC'ing ram, in fact, I just got some G.Skill ram back in 2011 when I built my PC because it was part of a combo deal. Would any bump in RAM (timings?) be worth a try? I would like to minimize risk as much as possible. Below is my CPUz vaildation so you can see my RAM timings.

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I would go and compare your results with the others running similar CPU ,1600 c11 is kind a weak

what RAM ,link ?
    
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I would go and compare your results with the others running similar CPU ,1600 c11 is kind a weak

what RAM ,link ?

the exact model is probably no longer sold (i don't think) It's probably been replaced by these, which look like the exact same except for the cas latency 9.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
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have you tried playing with the timings?
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have you tried playing with the timings?

Would 10-10-10-28 be faster? The newer models show "9-9-9-24-2N" @ 1.5v. If I change the timings, how do I know if it's actually stable? Run a RAM benchmark? Torture test? What happens if it's not stable? Would my PC just lock up?
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Would 10-10-10-28 be faster? The newer models show "9-9-9-24-2N" @ 1.5v. If I change the timings, how do I know if it's actually stable? Run a RAM benchmark? Torture test? What happens if it's not stable? Would my PC just lock up?

You should at least be able to do 10-10-10-28 @ 1.5v (should be a tad faster compared to stock)

The worst that can happen is you get a BSOD, but those sticks should be able to do CAS 10.

Play a game @ CAS 10, or run memtest.
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Originally Posted by coolhandluke41 View Post

I would go and compare your results with the others running similar CPU ,1600 c11 is kind a weak

what RAM ,link ?

the exact model is probably no longer sold (i don't think) It's probably been replaced by these, which look like the exact same except for the cas latency 9.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

Take picture man :...the kit you link above (I had 2 kits of this -1 will do 2400c9 )
or SN# all of it (not new model but the one in your possession
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Originally Posted by coolhandluke41 View Post

Take picture man :...the kit you link above (I had 2 kits of this -1 will do 2400c9 )
or SN# all of it (not new model but the one in your possession

I'll have to do that when I get home (at work now ph34r-smiley.gif )
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Originally Posted by Maiky View Post

You should at least be able to do 10-10-10-28 @ 1.5v (should be a tad faster compared to stock)

The worst that can happen is you get a BSOD, but those sticks should be able to do CAS 10.

Play a game @ CAS 10, or run memtest.

Thanks for the info!
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