Originally Posted by FilthyHarry
Thanks all of you.
I've got a ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED
which looks just beautiful and its taken a good 15c off my temps from using the stock. I'll keep my eye on the temps. I'll aim to keep temp between 55-57 when running prime95. So I'll settle for the best OC I can get with that cooler. Also going to get a new powersupply in a week or so. Using some no name 400w ps now. Want to get a 600-650 one.
Anyway, next question: For OC'ing the Ram, I would do that by changing which exact bios option? And what is the best testing app for testing ram stability?
That -15*C should help dramatically.
As far as the Ram OCing. You should set the Ram strap (i.e. 1:2, 1:2.66, 1:3.33 or 1:4) to the highest of the settings (back in the parenthesis) that will be under
the Ram Freq that you want
Example: HT Ref Clk @ 200mhz and Ram Strap at 1:3.33 will Give you a stock Ram speed of 1333mhz. So if you are trying to achieve 1500Mhz, you wouldn't
want to set the Ram strap to 1:4 because that would automatically yield the Ram to run at 1600mhz. Make sense?
And to the Best of my knowledge, I haven't heard that running Any Ram Freq. in conjuction with a higher HT Ref Clk mhz will yield better performance.
Although I have expereinced a tad bit better response time in OS and installed software with a higher HT Ref Clk.... so that is up to you... A higher HT Link Freq. will do this also...
The Best wisdom that i can give you is to take your time and get to "know" your system and what it responds well to.... And what it doesn't like. Most have state from experince that the Phenom II quads like Cooler temps and not higher voltage... Thios is a prime example of getting to know your hardware... Methodically playing around with each component with give you the best knowledge that you can gain...
Good luck and keep feeling free to ask more questions.