I just got off the phone with newegg and G. Skill tech support (which was awesome by the way) in regards to sending back the F3-17600CL7D-4GBPIS kit I got. I was looking at replacing it with the F3-17600CL7D-4GBXHD kit which is said to be compatible with my mobo on G. Skill's website. The reason I was going to do this was because it appeared the memory was unstable for overclocking. I could push my blck to 106 and ratio to 44 with mem at 2260 and be ok. Anything over that would not work. At any rate nowhere close to what I have been seeing others doing with the new 2600k. I was thinking it might be the ram (given it wasn't on the QVL from Asus) causing the instability. The cool guy I spoke with at tech support said the kit I have should work fine and that there wasn't much of a difference between the two. So that leaves me wondering what I am doing wrong with my overclocking. I would really appreciate any feedback before my RMA runs out with newegg. What should I be doing with voltage, frequency and timing to get the most out of this kit on a Sandybridge system? Cheers to anyone who can help this noob. Thanks.
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1/17/11 at 12:19pm