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post #1 of 10
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I can't get any higher with my overclock and I know it's my ram. I read the guides but I don't get how many numbers I am supposed to go up to loosen. I'm running 8gb's of corsair ddr2 800mhz. The timings are at 5-5-5-18. So whats the next numbers i go to to loosen?
post #2 of 10
Nevermind thought you meant tighten...
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Nope, go higher numbers to loosen.
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Nope, go higher numbers to loosen.
Ah.
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post #5 of 10
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im guessing its either 6-6-6-18 or 6-6-6-20? Does the last number go up by like 2's, 3's, or 4's?
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im guessing its either 6-6-6-18 or 6-6-6-20? Does the last number go up by like 2's, 3's, or 4's?
Try 6-6-6-18 first. They go up by whatever they want.
Edited by Darkknight512 - 2/20/11 at 3:32pm
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post #7 of 10
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I raised it 6-6-6-18. It failed within 10 mins. I put it 7-7-7-20 and been going for about 30mins so far. Is it normal for it to need this much loosening? Am I going to experience any difference in speed?
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I raised it 6-6-6-18. It failed within 10 mins. I put it 7-7-7-20 and been going for about 30mins so far. Is it normal for it to need this much loosening? Am I going to experience any difference in speed?
The difference is very minimal, even ram speed has a very minimal effect on system performance.
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post #9 of 10
What RAM speed are you running?
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post #10 of 10
Those timings seem high for DDR2 @ 800MHz. Isnt 5-5-5-15 the standard? I have my set in an older pc running 4-4-4-12 @ 800.
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