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Not able to run at 1600mhz with the timings I used to.

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Hi!

So, I decided to reinstall Windows 7 today because my system had been running a little bit sluggish lately. Everything's great and dandy, then when I get into Windows everything's still normal (and fast). Then out of the blue when I was installing programs the mouse started lagging and 5 seconds later the computer rebooted. (This has happened before, usually happens maybe 1 time per 2 months but I thought it was my other install that was corrupted or something..).

I checked my RAM via Microsoft's built in RAM Diagnostic and Memtest. I only ran Memtest for 30 minutes but no errors had come up. Then, don't ask why, I get the idea of updating my BIOS. I do that and it works, blablabla... I go into the BIOS and set my RAM to run at 1600MHz again by changing the multiplier from 6,66x to 8x, I believe it was, and then the timings 9-9-9-24. I hit F10, computer makes weird noises and when it's booting a screen comes up and says "Overclock failed!" and the RAM has been set to 1333Mhz again.

Before all this I ran my RAMs at 1600mhz with 9-9-9-24 which they are rated for (Corsair Vengeance 8 GB LP).
They passed Microsoft's diagnostic at start-up and about 30 minutes of Memtest (Could of passed more, I'm sure, but I was in a bit of a rush so I didn't have the time)
My motherboard is the Gigabyte GA-770T-USB3 with the F4 Bios update (before F2, when everything worked)

But the weird thing now, is that if I set my RAM timings to auto, everything works but if I set them to manual but let them be and save it still says "Overclock failed" at boot. So it seems like a bug perhaps? I dunno..

"Support for DDR3 1666(OC)/1333/1066 MHz memory modules" What does the OC mean exactly? (ofc I know it means overclock but how?)

Now I either have to run at 1333MHz with 9-9-9-24 (which is the auto setting) or 1600MHz with 11-11-11-28 (I believe the auto setting is). I can't run 1600mhz 9-9-9-24 anymore :/
It kinda sucks not being able to run it at the speed it's supposed to be run at..

So... I guess my question now is whether it's best to run them in 1333mhz with lower timings or 1600mhz with higher?
I don't suppose you can revert BIOS updates...?
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Did you set the right voltage for the RAM?
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post #3 of 3
The CPU only supports DDR3-1333 max, it requires overclocking of the CPU FSB (host frequency) to achieve DDR3-1600.

You can revert the BIOS, just download the older version and flash it.

If the RAM is DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24, you can try DDR3-1333 8-8-8-24

In addition to setting the basic DRAM settings, make sure you raise CPU-NB Frequency to 2400MHz and raise CPU-NB Voltage to stabilize the memory controller. This is the correct way to set up the RAM for that CPU.

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