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hey guys. im running my ram at 1960mhz right now at 8-9-8-24. the ram is gskill ripjaws the blue ones (1.6v). just wondering if it is generally recommended to get cooling when running ram at these speeds. i noticed alot of the 2000mhz ram sold on newegg comes with 1 kind of fan or another.

also, prime95 just stopped responding. is that typical of unstable ram overclock? i was running blend. any suggestions? loosen timings? increase voltage?

edit: my ram's stock values are 1600mhz 7-8-7-24 1.6v
Edited by AliceInChains - 1/27/11 at 1:22pm
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hey guys. im running my ram at 1960mhz right now at 8-9-8-24. the ram is gskill ripjaws the blue ones (1.6v). just wondering if it is generally recommended to get cooling when running ram at these speeds. i noticed alot of the 2000mhz ram sold on newegg comes with 1 kind of fan or another.

also, prime95 just stopped responding. is that typical of unstable ram overclock? i was running blend. any suggestions? loosen timings? increase voltage?

edit: my ram's stock values are 1600mhz 7-8-7-24 1.6v
Don't know about the prime 95 issue but I would get some cooling on the RAM. Granted I'm a little paranoid about these things. I just zip tied a fan in my case to blow cool air across mine.
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You'll be fine without a cooler, ram really doesn't need additional cooling. Prime not responding could be your CPU or your RAM. If your certain that the cpu is stable then lets look at the ram. If you're running at stock volts, definitely through an increase on it. I ran mine at 1.7v on my AMD build. I always went with lower timings rather than higher frequency so I can't comment on what they can do/can't do.

So try and throw some more volts on 'em, if that doesn't work you can either loosen timings or decrease the frequency. Also, switching to 2T may help also, but 1T performs better.
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You'll be fine without a cooler, ram really doesn't need additional cooling. Prime not responding could be your CPU or your RAM. If your certain that the cpu is stable then lets look at the ram. If you're running at stock volts, definitely through an increase on it. I ran mine at 1.7v on my AMD build. I always went with lower timings rather than higher frequency so I can't comment on what they can do/can't do.

So try and throw some more volts on 'em, if that doesn't work you can either loosen timings or decrease the frequency. Also, switching to 2T may help also, but 1T performs better.
thanx for the responses guys. +rep. im positive the cpu overclock is fine, i ran small fft no problem for 16hours yesterday. just a little bit ago prime gave me another error, fatal round error or something or another. i will try increase volts as you said see if that helps.
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Yes, higher clocks = higher temps, ALWAYS. And to get higher clocks you HAVE to increase voltage and timings too. (which you did @8-9-8) That's your problem, if Prime is cutting out at 20min to 30min I'd say the sticks are heating up. As that's the point they normally give out. Also, it's VERY hard to reach 2000 safely, even with 2000 sticks, so I'd back off closer to 1900 w/ lower timings, (where you have them now or even try 7-8-7) unless you just want to pull some OC numbers, but not 24/7.
I just max out the multi to x25, increase volts and up the FSB to reach 4.1. W/ RAM timings already set higher in BIOS to compensate.
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Yes, higher clocks = higher temps, ALWAYS. And to get higher clocks you HAVE to increase voltage and timings too. (which you did @8-9-8) That's your problem, if Prime is cutting out at 20min to 30min I'd say the sticks are heating up. As that's the point they normally give out. Also, it's VERY hard to reach 2000 safely, even with 2000 sticks, so I'd back off closer to 1900 w/ lower timings, (where you have them now or even try 7-8-7) unless you just want to pull some OC numbers, but not 24/7.
I just max out the multi to x25, increase volts and up the FSB to reach 4.1. W/ RAM timings already set higher in BIOS to compensate.
adjusted timings to 9-10-9-27 and so far seems stable. no errors, or bsods. ill report back shortly let yall know how it is going. i also increased voltage to 1.64 and vtt to 1.35. but voltage increases alone still caused errors, so i have a feeling the timings is what did the trick.

edit: just opened my case and felt the dimm modules while p95 blend was running and they were bairly warm to the touch. so temps will not be a problem. i have a feeling those fans that ship with 2000mhz ram are just gimmicks.
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Great, keep us informed. Did you try 9-9-9 or 9-10-9-26/25/24?
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the ram you have does not get hot ever. it also does not like voltage over a certain point as you have found, at 2000 8-9-8 try to find a voltage under 1.6V where it stops spitting out errors.
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the ram you have does not get hot ever. it also does not like voltage over a certain point as you have found, at 2000 8-9-8 try to find a voltage under 1.6V where it stops spitting out errors.
Red Hat off topic but...
How did you get your sticks to 2.3v on a 1.9v max MB? And these Super Talents will run/take 2.3v?
Also are those 8-8-8-23 2200 Super Talents your getting 6-7-6-20 with?
Did you try any lower frequencies (1600-1900) with tighter timings like 6-6-6-18 or better?
I'm asking because I just bought some 2000 8-8-8-23 ST sticks and was wondering what to expect at lower freq. I'm hoping for 6 CAS @1600-1700.

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They'll do 6-6-5 18 1t at that speed pretty easily.
    
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