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Hi All I am looking to do just a mild overclock and to get my memory up to the rated speed of 1200mhz

System Specs:

OCZ 700W Power supply
Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS4 MB
Kingston hyperX pc2 9600 2G
Raptor 150
Zaleman 9700 CPU Cooler

Bios Settings:







CPUZ and Temp:





rig Pic:




So im looking for some input on voltages and final tweaks to keep it stable. Any of that advanced timing stuff i have no clue what it does. Not really a hard core gamer but i do alot of multitasking with development software and databases.

How did i do so far?

TIA

John
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Is it stable as it is? A 50% overclock of RAM is quite something.

The timings of the RAM are a bit loose, try and get them down a bit.
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Did you mean to face your Zalman that way?
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Is it stable as it is? A 50% overclock of RAM is quite something.

The timings of the RAM are a bit loose, try and get them down a bit.
The ram is actually rated for 1200 mhz. I looked online and that was the settings they said to use for that particular ram and that you needed to overclock it to get it to the rated 1200mhz kinda thought it was weird that you had to OC it if it is being sold as 1200mhz ram
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Did you mean to face your Zalman that way?
Saw some pics online like that and if i read the directions right that was the position they said to put it in. Is it in wrong?
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I wouldn't necessarily call it wrong but if the fan on the back of your case is exhaust, which I'm sure it is, then you want the Zalman facing the other way.

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I wouldn't necessarily call it wrong but if the fan on the back of your case is exhaust, which I'm sure it is, then you want the Zalman facing the other way.

Damn i feel stupid. Good catch. I just looked at the directions again, you are right. I will have to change it tomorrow. Do i need to reapply the thermal past or can i just flip it around? This is what happens when excitement sets in. shouldnt have put it together so fast.
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I'd reapply but I'm so used to it because I've been so disappointed with my Zalman that I reapplied thermal paste on my Q6600 and E8400 at least 5x a piece using different methods in less than 2 months.
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