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Was wondering what kind of timing and volts you are guys are running with this ram: Link
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These modules use the PowerChip ICs which dont tend to OC much past their rated DDR2 1000 speed. The ram is rated for 2.0v to 2.1v. When OCing the ram however, the PowerChip ICs dont respond to voltage increases. So increasing the voltage past 2.1v will not really give you any benefits to OCing the ram.
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These modules use the PowerChip ICs which dont tend to OC much past their rated DDR2 1000 speed. The ram is rated for 2.0v to 2.1v. When OCing the ram however, the PowerChip ICs dont respond to voltage increases. So increasing the voltage past 2.1v will not really give you any benefits to OCing the ram.
So I'm not really gonna get better timings then stock?
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So I'm not really gonna get better timings then stock?
I tried to tighten the timings to 4-4-4-12 2T at DDR2 900 and they wouldnt even boot. Dont get me wrong, they are great ram for an even better price. But I have more OC ability with the 2x2Gb Ballistix DDR2 800.

But it also depends on the ICs themselves. Some have been able to OC the G.Skill DDR2 1000 kit. But my experience with them was that they would not go much above their rated 1000.
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I tried to tighten the timings to 4-4-4-12 2T at DDR2 900 and they wouldnt even boot. Dont get me wrong, they are great ram for an even better price. But I have more OC ability with the 2x2Gb Ballistix DDR2 800.

But it also depends on the ICs themselves. Some have been able to OC the G.Skill DDR2 1000 kit. But my experience with them was that they would not go much above their rated 1000.
Well they are running at 970 mhz, but timing are at 5-5-5-18 and I am wanting to tighten the timing but whenever I adjusted the timings I couldn't boot.
I had better overclock ability with the corsair xms2 that I have.
Oh well, like you said for the price you can't complain to much.
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