I'm new to the forum. I was just wondering what settings and performance I can expect on a 955BE on a good air cooler (Zalman 9700). I am still at stock as I just built my system last night. I had stability issues with 8GB of G.Skill RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231189
I finally got it to work by lowering the memory speed to 1066 down from 1333. So any recommendations with my RAM and just overclocking this machine in general would be much appreciated!
You should expect about 3.7+Ghz on air, and you're going to need to adjust volts along with that. You should also be able to get the NB to about 2400+Mhz as well, many reaching over 2600. Again, you'll need to adjust volts to reach some of those speeds.
To get your RAM to run at speeds, you're probably going to need to set the timings and volts manually in the bios. You should be able to see some stability then at rated speeds.