Originally Posted by SwishaMane
Have you guys ever tinkered with the Drive Strength options? I have ddr3 1333 4x2gb Corsair Dominators stock 9-9-9-24-34, and I boosted all my drive strength options for both dual channels, and I'm currently ddr3 1680, 840mhz, at 8-8-8-24-32 1t, 4.028ghz, 2756mhz nb...
Well, that's pretty nice OC (especially when you use 4x2 GB not like me 2x2 GB which I think it's easier to overclock).
I have tested my Patriot Viper memory and overclocked them to 1700 7-7-7-20-27 1T and this was stable. I have even achieved 1780 with the same speed settings but it all wasn't stable.
Probably because my IMC which might be too weak to handle with these speeds.
But I got a question... have you ever tested DDR Clock Skew
option in BIOS?
After I've read some BIOS tweaking tutorials I have found this could be some very useful option - generally speaking (that's how I understand it works) it gives more time to memory for every operation to be completed in proper time so, more stability (well I think
. I have never found out how to use it or if it really gives more stability to my RAM ...
Tried to set DDR Clock Skew option to 1.25x and 1.5x in BIOS but I didn't notice any spectacular outcome
There are a few options in BIOS one can change - I mean in Advanced Memory Settings but I was afraid to "touch" them because I really couldn't find any description how they work or what they do.
All I did was 1.5x on all the options, and this RAM really came to life. I also manually set all my sub RAM timings based on SPD values in the Memory-Z tool. Someone else should try it and see they're results. I dont notice anything wrong, but I also havent fully stability tested. Mebbe I can snap a pic of the bios later after X-mas chores , so you guys can peep it out. Mebbe I'm damaging my RAM, lol, who knows.
And what's the Memory-Z Tool ? I can't find it anywhere... Could you post a link to this software? You mean Memory-Z in BIOS right?
That would be nice if you sent some screenshots of your BIOS or just settings you manually adjusted for your RAM
P.S. Merry Christmas to everyone of you guys
Don't burn any Christmas tree ... or ... MOBO during this holidays