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1. Any overclock recommendation for G.Skill 1600? Currently running:

G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

2. Is there any downside to simply increasing the RAM multiplier to 1.4 to get the RAM to 1600mhz, then increase the CPU multiplier to get increased CPU mhz? Without touching the ref clock?
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So, is it recommended to start by overclocking the RAM and attempt to utilize all of its speed? Any recommendation for G.Skill 1600? Currently running:

G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

I'm not sure if its "better" to start by overclocking the CPU multiplier and the RAM, or just start with the HT ref clock, or what. I understand that each configuration has its limiations...too bad there is no hard and fast rule.
It's allways best to oc one thing at a time,starting with stock voltages,not "auto",set the minimum value for all voltages,start with the cpu multi,up this one notch at a time,with stock voltage,testing for stability each time until you can't boot at the stock voltage,then up the voltage a notch,so on and so on,keeping an eye on the cpu temp all the time.

Then when you have the highest stable Multi oc,drop that back to stock,and then work on the CPU-NB,multi and voltage as before,then drop that back to stock,and then work on the ram,and so on,hope this helps.

To get the ram to run at it's stock speed,you need to change the ram divider to 1:4 =1600.
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It's allways best to oc one thing at a time,starting with stock voltages,not "auto",set the minimum value for all voltages,start with the cpu multi,up this one notch at a time,with stock voltage,testing for stability each time until you can't boot at the stock voltage,then up the voltage a notch,so on and so on,keeping an eye on the cpu temp all the time.

Then when you have the highest stable Multi oc,drop that back to stock,and then work on the CPU-NB,multi and voltage as before,then drop that back to stock,and then work on the ram,and so on,hope this helps.
It does, thanks.
    
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1. Any overclock recommendation for G.Skill 1600? Currently running:

G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

2. Is there any downside to simply increasing the RAM multiplier to 1.4 to get the RAM to 1600mhz, then increase the CPU multiplier to get increased CPU mhz? Without touching the ref clock?
You may well struggle to run your ram @1600 on your 955 c2,because of the weaker IMC,you could be lucky though,may take more CPU-NB and ram voltage though.Oh,i see your running 4x2gig sticks,you are going to struggle to get them running at 1600,if at all,C2's struggle to run 4 sicks at 1333mhz,sorry.
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You may well struggle to run your ram @1600 on your 955 c2,because of the weaker IMC,you could be lucky though,may take more CPU-NB and ram voltage though.Oh,i see your running 4x2gig sticks,you are going to struggle to get them running at 1600,if at all,C2's struggle to run 4 sicks at 1333mhz,sorry.
That's weird. I went into BIOS (with all settings set to AUTO/optimized) > memory > set the memory multiplier to 1.4 (1600mhz) > advanced memory settings > 9-9-9-24.

everything appears to be working fine (I'm typing on the computer now) According to my BIOS and CPU-Z, I'm at 1600.
    
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That's weird. I went into BIOS (with all settings set to AUTO/optimized) > memory > set the memory multiplier to 1.4 (1600mhz) > advanced memory settings > 9-9-9-24.

everything appears to be working fine (I'm typing on the computer now) According to my BIOS and CPU-Z, I'm at 1600.
Well you have a result then,not the best of timings,but they work.
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Well you have a result then,not the best of timings,but they work.
I set the timings to what the box said

Is there any reason why I couldn't bring them down to 8-8-8-?
I don't want to mess anything up, but I am interested in getting tighter timings. I think the timings aren't the tightest on these chips, but they are stable and able to operate at 1.5V
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I set the timings to what the box said

Is there any reason why I couldn't bring them down to 8-8-8-?
I don't want to mess anything up, but I am interested in getting tighter timings. I think the timings aren't the tightest on these chips, but they are stable and able to operate at 1.5V
It's trial and error with ram timings,you may well get them to run @ 8-8-8-24,but you will need more than 1.5v thats for sure,i would get everything else running stable first,then mess with the ram.
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Would you guys buy this motherboard if you had to do it all over again?
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its one of the best am3 board's not only performance wise but also looks wise, so yes if i was to start again then i would buy this board,
it so happens that im getting a GA-790FXTA-UD5 next week, the only reason for this is so i can finally put the gd70 in a v2000 under phase + water and have a perminent gaming rig and then use the gigabyte board for phase and maybe ln2 benching as id rather do some suicide runs on the gigabyte than ruin the gd70.
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