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Overclocking my e6400

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I was overclocking my rig last night when I came across a problem. At a 20% Overclock my rig runs fine everything is great. I am just trying to get it optimized for when Crysis comes out. I want to overclock my cpu as high as I can on air so it will have a easy time running these new games. So my issue is with my Ram timmings and games that are freezing up and stuttering on me. At 20% OC My Ram timmings are 320mhz,4,4,4,12. Games runs very smooth and fast. Now when I up my cpu speeds by 5 mhz 325*8 my Ram timings switch to 325mhz,5,6,6,18. I know i should not use overclocking software like A.I. suite but I don't know enough about the BIOS yet to fully manually overclock. So once its up and running at new speed, I load Quake 4, it freezes every so often and has more stuttering during gameplay. It is running at 60-65 FPS but whats with the freezing and stuttering?? Same with STALKER, does the same thing. Is my RAM not able to run that fast, or are those timings too loose to keep up with the CPU??? I don't know what to do. I can't afford new RAM as I just bought my 8800GTS. But there has to be a way to crank up my CPU without getting new RAM. Can I divide my RAM or whatever that is called?? Can someone please help explain what is happening here. Should I be happy with the Overclock that I can get??
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Intel 2600K ASUS P8P67 PRO Gigabyte GTX 570 Super Overclock 2x4GB sticks Kingston 
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240gb SSD kingston hyper x 3, Two 750GB Hard dr... LG 18X windows 8.1 64 Bit Acer 24"Widescreen P243W And a Samsung 27 3d Ga... 
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Bushwicks Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2600K ASUS P8P67 PRO Gigabyte GTX 570 Super Overclock 2x4GB sticks Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
240gb SSD kingston hyper x 3, Two 750GB Hard dr... LG 18X windows 8.1 64 Bit Acer 24"Widescreen P243W And a Samsung 27 3d Ga... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech cooler master 700w Antec 300 R.A.T. 7 
Audio
Denon AVR-E400 , Enegy Take 2 Classic 7.1 
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You really should not overclock w/ software, that in itself could be the cause of the instability. There are some very good guides on the forum that will walk you through bios overclocking

My guess for your ram problems is that you have the memory set to "auto" in the bios, this will make your ram perform at the speed stated in the SPD table. 325mhz is probably where the table changes the timings. You can go into the bios and change the setting to manual and then enter the timings you want. This may not solve your problem but its all I can come up w/.
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