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What should I aim for in setting RAM,

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I'm using DDR3 1600 CL7 eco @1.35V, but my MB has to OC them to reach their default specs, so I'm just trying some things

Yesterday I set the RAM to 1600 in BIOS, and changed it from (I can't remember) i think 9-9-9 to 7-8-7, and the tRAS was 24, and the tRC went up to 40, in CPUZ





Just now I set the tRAS to 20, and the tRC to 36, and and I lower a couple of other small numbers right below them(I have to get educated, and write down the changes) by 1 or 2, and then just for good measure, I changed the voltage from from ~1.39V to ~1.41V



I don't really know what to aim for, and I haven't looked up how to get the freq. above the BIOS normal limit of 1600
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newegg lists the RAM as 7-8-7-24-2N and 1600MHz

so what do I actually have
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they can usually get 6-8-6-20 at 1660 mhz, but try 6-7-6 it depends on yyour chips
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Aim for the motherboard!


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G.Skill ECOs are usually at least capable of 6-8-6; mine certainly are. Some are capable of 6-7-6 (as some ECOs use Elpida BBSE chips). They are also very frequency capable, with kits before having reached 2400Mhz 9-11-9.
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My 2 sets of Eco can do 6-8-6-20-24-1T.
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