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post #1 of 14
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OK, i just finished my first build. SO far it is running great with a mild OC.

Here are the specs of the computer:
XFX nVidia 790i motherboard
Intel Q6600 w/ GO stepping
OCZ DDR3 1600 Mhz
OCZ 750W PSU

Right now it is at 3.0 Ghz with the following specs according the the inclused nVidia system monitor tool:
FSB = 1332 mhz
Memory ratio = 2.5:1
Memory clock = 832 mhz
CPU Multiplier = 9
and the CPU voltage is 1.4V

So, here are my questions:
1) Is the memory alright running at 832, which means it is 1664 since it is DDR right?
2) I think the only other option I have for a memory ratio is 5:3 in the bios but there is an option to have the memory linked or unlinked. If i have it unlinked can I run my memory at 800mhz (for a 1600mhz) and have my FSB at 1600 with a 8X multiplier for 3.2 ghz?

Isn't a 1:1 ratio what you want? my bios has 4 option for memory when linked:
1) auto
2) 5:3
3) 3:2
4) sync mode

If I cannot run the mempry unlinked, what setting should i choose. I am still new to the overclocking world so I am sorry if these a re dumb questions. I am still in the process of figuring everything out.

Thanks,
Paul
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post #2 of 14
Hi and welcome to OCN, Please fill in your system specs here http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem

I'm sorry that you can unlink your ram, and that the timings given are crappy.... can you change the multi on the ram? If not try to run 400MHz FSB in sync mode, that way at the stock Ram multi of 4, you'll be at a 1:1 ratio.
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post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
When in Sync Mode the computer will not start up with the FSB at 1600 (QDR).

Where would the "multi" for the ram be? In the timing settings?
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post #4 of 14
Check the RAM manufacturer's specs on the voltage settings (adjust as needed) & you should loosen your timing(5-5-5-15-2T) until you hit the sweet spot for your FSB, then start tightening the timings up.

Leave the settings to "Auto" for now as well.
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post #5 of 14
Until you get a Memory Dump BSOD, your RAM is fine, lol.
    
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post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
The voltage is 1.9 and the timings are 7-7-7-24.

How will i know when I hit the seet spot and in how large of incriments should i tighten the timings?

The FSB is a 1400 QDR now.
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post #7 of 14
He was talking in DDR2 timings. Leave the timings alone, probably. Just raise teh FSB 10-15 MHz at a time, and stability test it a lot.
    
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Poker II Cherry MX Brown, KBParadise V80 Cherry... EVGA G2 650W Cooler Master Silencio 652s Steelseries Sensei Wireless 
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Cooler Master Nepton 240m Windows 10 Pro Samsung 34" Curved Ultrawide (3440x1440) Samsung 22" Portrait (1080x1920) 
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post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
how do i stability test it? thanks alot guys by the way
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post #9 of 14
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Is there a program or should i just do some tasks and see if it is stable.
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post #10 of 14
Yes google orthos, its very popular and will find errors for u
    
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