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post #3041 of 5036
Hi guys. I am new here (but not new to building PC's and stuff).

I just pulled the trigger on a x6 1055T from Newegg. I was hoping for some feedback on my Mobo and Ram choices.

I went with the ASRock ASRock 870 EXTREME3 for my mobo. This will be my first ASRock board.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157198

I went with Mushkin Enhanced Blackline RAM because it looks to have nice tight timings at reasonable voltages.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226135

Any thoughts on these choices? I was trying to keep things within a budget. My goal is 4ghz with these components. Any feedback is appreciated.
    
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ASRocks are pretty good from my experience. never tried the mushkin but I think you may have a difficult time hitting 4ghz with 1333 ram. IDK about the 870 vs 890 but I just hit 4ghz on my 1055t
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Really? Well dang it. Guess I bought the wrong memory then. I was paying closer attention to the timings than the speeds.
    
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ASRocks are pretty good from my experience. never tried the mushkin but I think you may have a difficult time hitting 4ghz with 1333 ram. IDK about the 870 vs 890 but I just hit 4ghz on my 1055t


What does 1333Mhz RAM have to do with 4Ghz or stability?
    
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What does 1333Mhz RAM have to do with 4Ghz or stability?
FSB my friend.

You will need to lower the RAM speed, and you better get 1600Mhz if you want to hit over some nice OC.
    
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So did I just totally screw myself by getting the 1333 memory? I guess I should have done more research
    
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If you're running 1333, there's no reason you can't get the same clocks with 1600Mhz RAM. It's just a lower divider.

So @ 300 you have 1200 instead of 1600; @ 286 - 1144 and @ 250 you still get 1333...

It's more a matter of how fast the RAM is versus what kind of clocks might be restricted.
    
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GanjaSMK - That was my understanding from what I read up on overclocking on a non BE processor. I read having tight timings was preferred to higher speeds. These were about as tight as I could find.

My current setup (720 BE running at 3.6 on a DDR2 Biostar board) was a simple multiplier change. I wanted a bigger O/C challenge this time around, so I sent with a 1055T as opposed to the 4 core parts in the same price range.
    
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A BE chips has unlocked multi's so you can adjust them no matter what. With a non BE chip your mutli's are locked and tied to everything the FSB does.

So for instance if you want t overclock the 1055T to 3.5Ghz with 1333Mhz RAM, you'll just set 250x14 and set your DRAM multi to 5.33 or if it's a multi it will be the lowest you can select. which will equate to 1333.

The DRAM dividers don't work the same as the CPU/NB or HT Link.

DRAM = Multi x FSB / 3 ie: 8x300/3=800 (1600Mhz RAM)
    
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Looks like I should have bought the 1600 stuff. Oh well. I will see what I can get out of it anyway.
    
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