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hmm.... well I was thinking they'd be my back-up's.. you never know when you'll need spare 4GB of ram, not to mention if I ever have a problem with my doms. the G-skill's might not hit the speed. but they sure have worked without any problems other than the speed issue, under 900 they work perfectly. So I was thinking of keeping them as a backup. but idk.
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I have those GSkill that you have running in my Gigabyte ep45-ud3p mobo. It's slightly overclocked at 1032mhz. I haven't had time to try to overclock my q9550 along with those GSkill ram just yet. So many options in that Gigabyte mobo. I'll be subscribing to this thread to see if how you like your corsair dom's.
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cool, ya feel free to watch. I'll be sure and post back. They are actually going to be here today. It's 9 AM here and I'm about to head to work. They will be here when I get home at 5:30 so I'll be trying them out asap tonight..

what you mean hawaiian geek, i see ur Q9550 is running at 3.66 Ghz. thats what Sig says. thats a decent overclock. although these Q9xxx series chips are amazing. is yours a C1, or E0 stepping? you should be able to push to 3.9 Ghz and maybe more with good cooling.

Question for everyone. would it be safe to just turn off the computer and pull old ram out, and add new and turn right back on. with my overclock of 4.0 Ghz still set? or should I load up with everything default at stock speeds. then tweak the Ram..??
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cool, ya feel free to watch. I'll be sure and post back. They are actually going to be here today. It's 9 AM here and I'm about to head to work. They will be here when I get home at 5:30 so I'll be trying them out asap tonight..

what you mean hawaiian geek, i see ur Q9550 is running at 3.66 Ghz. thats what Sig says. thats a decent overclock. although these Q9xxx series chips are amazing. is yours a C1, or E0 stepping? you should be able to push to 3.9 Ghz and maybe more with good cooling.

Question for everyone. would it be safe to just turn off the computer and pull old ram out, and add new and turn right back on. with my overclock of 4.0 Ghz still set? or should I load up with everything default at stock speeds. then tweak the Ram..??
Always best to reset to stock and run memtest a few times on new RAM.
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what you mean hawaiian geek, i see ur Q9550 is running at 3.66 Ghz. thats what Sig says. thats a decent overclock. although these Q9xxx series chips are amazing. is yours a C1, or E0 stepping? you should be able to push to 3.9 Ghz and maybe more with good cooling.
My q9550 is a E0 which supposedly can overclock to 4ghz. I haven't had time to actually try to overclock it further since the Gigabyte ep45-ud3p has so many options in the bios. I have to take a look at that mobo thread and perhaps ask for some assistance along the way. I look forward to seeing your results with the corsair dom's.
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post #46 of 51
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They are now finally in my hand... I'm pretty exited. lol.
I'll let you all know how it goes. and Geek, that 9550 E0 will more than likely hit 4.0 Ghz. and even easier on that motherboard. it runs quads like a champ. I need a better board for my Q9650 I think.

anyways 18 #1. I am not going to run the RAM overclocked.. the CPU is overclocked. I'm wondering if I can leave my CPU OC'd and just add the RAM.. leave the ram stock and run some tests and what not. or should I set everything, including the CPU and all back to stock. then set the ram and run some tests?
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Can anyone Confirm this for me?

When installing new RAM into a decently high overclocked Computer. Do I need to set everything at default and stock settings. or am I ok to leave the CPU overclocked and just add the new RAM.

currently my ram is running at 888 MHz, so 444 in dual channel. and thats what my fsb overclock is at. 444x9. I ran at that for a 1:1 divider, but now I'll be adding the new dominators that are pc2-8500's.

Should set everything back to stock including the CPU and put the RAM to 1066 and run some memtest tests. or should I leave the system overclocked and set ram to Manual and go to 1066 and then test? does it matter
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If you havent ordered yet, here is a great deal $18 after rebate gets you OCZ SLI 800Mhz 2x2gb kit from newegg. I just ordered this, for no apparent reason.

If you want high Mhz ram with tight timings i got my ocz ddr2 1150Mhz reapers to 4-4-4-12 at 1000Mhz, and i only set it at that for fun, without trying so im sure they'll go lower.
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thanks for the info, but no point in getting those OCZ ones for $18.. mainly because I currently have a 2x2GB kit of pc2-8000 RAM. so why would I get something lower.

I already got the corsair Doms. and I just installed them and I'm chatting with you guys using them. I'm about to shutdown and run memtest86 real fast for an hour or so. So I'll get back on after. so far so good. as these Doms are running 1066 at 5-5-5-15 22 T2 with no problems at 2.1v

my last ram could NOT do anything near that.. so I'm happy so far. hopefully memtest goes ok. we'll see. I'll post back in a bit.
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For fast test, #5 is best.
You can run the others overnight.
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