Currently, they are running at a 2:1 ratio (800x2,400x9) so the ratio is good, but just touching the speed at all makes the performance go away.
Normal Everest Readout before additional overclocking. Stress tested for 12hrs.
Dropped the timings from 9-9-9-24-2t to 7-7-7-20-2t. Stress tested with prime95 for 12hrs.
Isn't this a really small improvement for dropping the timings that much?
So the temperatures here are pretty cold and it's given me more room to oc my cpu. I raised my cpu from 3.6 to 3.825(425x9) while leaving the ram at 1600mhz cas9. I ran an everest and got this really low memory speed. This is worse than my DDR2 800mhz set. I stress tested the system to make sure that the cpu wasn't causing issues. It passed prime for 12hrs.
So then I thought maybe since the ratio is so bad that this must be the problem. and increased it to 1700mhz to run at 2:1 and it was the same as the other tests.
This is the only reason I haven't overclocked my cpu farther, the ram performance kills any performance gained by the cpu.