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post #1 of 11
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Everyone i talk to tells me that my memory should be fine to OC at DDR400.. but i had to lower my speed to 166 to OC my computer past 2.3GHz. COuld it be the voltage of my memory.. which is at 2.7? If it could run faster i want it too.
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post #2 of 11
I depends on how high you expect to OC the RAM!
Adjusting the voltage and timings may get you more speed.
What are the default timings and have you modded them?
    
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post #3 of 11
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default timing was 2.5-3-2-5 and i uppded the voltage from 2.6 to 2.7 and changed the CL to 2 so its 2-3-2-5 jus like the OCZ tech support guy told me too.
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post #4 of 11
Not only that... The MHz get's overclocked in the same way the CPU FSB does. Try locking the RAM FSB.
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilwheezy75
default timing was 2.5-3-2-5 and i uppded the voltage from 2.6 to 2.7 and changed the CL to 2 so its 2-3-2-5 jus like the OCZ tech support guy told me too.
They should be able to run 2.8v but....
The tighter you set them the less they will OC.
    
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post #6 of 11
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i locked it at 200Mhz is that good?
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post #7 of 11
yea, now you should be able to overclock the CPU a bit better. Don't forget to raise the CPU vcore a little bit and make sure the temps are below 55*C.
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilwheezy75
Everyone i talk to tells me that my memory should be fine to OC at DDR400.. but i had to lower my speed to 166 to OC my computer past 2.3GHz. COuld it be the voltage of my memory.. which is at 2.7? If it could run faster i want it too.
Those will do 230 mhz at 2.5 3 2 5 1 T, and 240 to 250 at cas 3 with looser timings....all under 2.8 volts.
Btw, I think they're misleading you by saying "locking" the ram at 200 mhz. That setting is a divider and your ram will increase as you up the htt in a 1:1 ratio. Use Gogar's Tool if you're not familiar with any of this.
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post #9 of 11
Here's a nice guide to find your maximum overclock.
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/31782-...pu-memory.html
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post #10 of 11
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well im not worried about my max overclock.. i had it to 2.7 fine... im worried about the memory because i have to lower it to 166mhz to get anything over a fsb of 220... and im told it should work at 200mhz but in no way can i get it to.
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