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So I was just trying to overclock again


I couldn't help but notice when I went over 1600Fsb (400).. For example I bumped it up to 1650 and my Ram dropped to 773.. Why?

I thought I could unlink the fsb and memory to get the highest clock for my Cpu, then work on my ram but this keeps happening so I can't leave the Ram at 800 even, it wants to go higher or lower.

If you you guys can assist a O/cin newb. Any help would be awesome!

Thanks
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Originally Posted by BombF1rst View Post
So I was just trying to overclock again


I couldn't help but notice when I went over 1600Fsb (400).. For example I bumped it up to 1650 and my Ram dropped to 773.. Why?

I thought I could unlink the fsb and memory to get the highest clock for my Cpu, then work on my ram but this keeps happening so I can't leave the Ram at 800 even, it wants to go higher or lower.

If you you guys can assist a O/cin newb. Any help would be awesome!

Thanks
I'm not familiar with the 680i board, but I believe you have to run your Ram linked if you wanna maintain a 1:1 ratio.
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ram likes to keep simple dividers 1:1. 1:2, 2:3, 5:6 etc. maybe when you increase you're fsb the ram speed is forced to increase or decrease in order to maintain a simple ratio.
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post
I'm not familiar with the 680i board, but I believe you have to run your Ram linked if you wanna maintain a 1:1 ratio.
Well, I'm not trying to keep the 1:1. My ram can go alot higher then the E6420. I'm stuck with the 8x mutli. . ..

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ram likes to keep simple dividers 1:1. 1:2, 2:3, 5:6 etc. maybe when you increase you're fsb the ram speed is forced to increase or decrease in order to maintain a simple ratio.
I think that's what I needed to hear?.. lol


Thanks guys now I'm off to O/c the ram some. Quick question; I have seen Memtest in windows. How safe/accurate is this?

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i prefer the dos version
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hey sorry this is off-topic but how do you like those rosewill fans? how's the airflow and noise level? reason i ask is i'm thinking about getting new fans for my stacker soon. thanks
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post #7 of 21
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Yes, Stackers FTW

I would recommend them to Anyone and I have!

The only other fan I have to compare them to is an Aerocool Extreme turbine. And well the Rosewill's don't come close to the performance or sound that's just my opinion. But with the cost 15 bucks vs 3. I love the Rosewill's. The sound isn't bad. The fan controller is pointless unless I get another one. BTW I love the white Leds
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So far I'm at DDR2 1000. The divider is 4:5 5-5-5-15
I'm still going but when do I stop? lol..

I Prime95 test for a bit then get back at it. Is this how I correctly check the ram for stability? .. SuperPi time is 16.0

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You can bump up your voltage to the ram, i'm at 1666fsb and my ram went to 780 from 800. 900 @ 2.1v will make a difference.

A good place to stop is when your unstable or max out on your volts, on 680i i wouldn't go above 2.25v EVER. Word is at 2.3v your ram will eventually burn out.
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You can bump up your voltage to the ram, i'm at 1666fsb and my ram went to 780 from 800. 900 @ 2.1v will make a difference.

A good place to stop is when your unstable or max out on your volts, on 680i i wouldn't go above 2.25v EVER. Word is at 2.3v your ram will eventually burn out.

It's always been above 2.1.. I'm at 2.7 or so now on the Ram. I'll back it down a bit.. But how far do I keep pushing>? and am I testing the Oc on the ram right?

Edit: OK 1066 3:4 lol what now? It raised my aquamark score by 3k. I'm still unsure how to test it.
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