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I am hoping someone can give me basic instructions on overclocking my setup so that I can make use of my 1066mhz OCZ ram I bought. My motherboard and ram support 1066, but only natively with a Phenom.

I have oc'd my processor from 2.6ghz to 3.0ghz by changing the multiplier from 13 to 15. That was easy. But what needs to be done to get the ram to 1066mhz? I can change the CPU Host Clock Control, PCIe Clock, HT Link Frequency, and a host of things labeled under "DRAM Configuration".

My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3.

Any basic help on getting this done would be very appreciated!
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post #2 of 26
Welcome to OCN, jbhardman! You would have to increase the reference clock (or HT speed/bus speed, as it is also called; I'm not sure what it's called on your board.... it may be the CPU Host Clock Control.... default would be 200) to increase your ram speed.... here is a good thread on ram dividers to check out:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-memory/...-dividers.html

.... using yours as an example.... with a CPU multi of 15, a ram divider of 800, and a desired ram speed of 1066; you would have to increase your clock speed to between 280 and 290 to reach that.... EDIT: but your CPU won't do 4.2Ghz, so you would have to drop the CPU multi.

Hope that helps you.... good luck!
Edited by winginit - 6/7/08 at 2:19pm
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post #3 of 26
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Ok, so, I can change my CPU Host Clock Control from 200mhz...but won't that overclock my CPU even more? Should I do that? It's already up to 3.0 from 2.6... Should I lower the multiplier back down? Also, when I change the CPU HOst Clock Control, should I change the PCIe Clock and the HT Link Frequency from auto to their defaults (100mhz and 1ghz I believe) so as to not cause problems there...?

Thanks for the help, I'm understanding the basics, just having a hard time with the details.
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post #4 of 26
Drop the CPU multiplier and up the fsb clock until the ram hits 1066. Try a CPU multiplier of 12 and fsb clock of 266, I think that will get the ram to 1066, and it will oc the cpu to 3.2 almost.

Edit: Just tried it and it works. Gotta love Ballistix, 1066 @ 2.1 volts.
Edited by Bludshot - 6/7/08 at 12:49pm
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post #5 of 26
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hmmm... Doesn't work for me. I set it like this:

CPU Multiplier: 12
CPU Host Clock: 266
PCIe Clock: 100
HT Link Frequency: 1ghz
Set Memory Clock: 800 ***That's the highest option***
DDR2 Voltage Control: 2.0 ***Any higher gave me a red warning in the bios setup***

When I rebooted it just crashed right when windows started to load....
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post #6 of 26
Your memory will need more voltage than that to get to 1066, it will probably need 2.2 volts. Don't forget to raise your cpu voltage as well, no higher than 1.475 i'd say. Your ram timings will need to be loosened as well.
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post #7 of 26
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Thanks for all this help...

The OCZ website says that my memory specs are:

1066MHz DDR2
EPP 5-5-5-18
2.1-2.2V

Right now, CPU-Z says my timings are 5-5-5-15. Do you think I should set to 5-5-5-18? When you say "loosened", is that what you mean?
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post #8 of 26
Yeah, do 5-5-5-18. It doesn't matter if the bios setup gave you a red light, that ram will take 2.2 so go for it. You might be able to run it at 1066 with a little tighter timings on 2.2 volts.
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post #9 of 26
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I'm wondering if it's just not meant to be...

I set this:

Timings: 5-5-5-18
CPU Volts - 1.475
DDR2 Volts: 2.175 ***The BIOS wouldn't go any higher***
CPU Clock: 266
PCIe Clock: 100
HT Link Frequency: 1ghz
Memory Clock: 800

It just crashes right when Windows should start loading.
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post #10 of 26
Fill out your system specs in User CP , it might be the processor that can't handle the overclock or maybe the motherboard.
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