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TDP refers to temperatures you have to cool. More volts = more TDP. Your RAM is much more than is required for gaming. On that note, past 1.6Ghz, timings matter more than frequency.

P.S. You don't need more than 1.2v on your IOH.
Yeah my IOH is back down to 1.11 for now. No instability issues.

Currently at 4.2GHz, 190 multiplier CPU
RAM is at 1.9GHz, 9-9-9-24. It would be really ideal if I could keep that all the way to 2GHz but I don't see that happening.

When I overclocked my GPUs the other day they kept crashing. Could that have been due to the IOH being too low? It wouldn't blue screen, wouldn't throttle or artifact, the computer just shut down.
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I'm getting confused because BurnTest will finish the test and give me no instability issues but if I hit "stop" I bluescreen and it reboots. Why is this? I just got bluescreen error 50.
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Error code 50 refers to unstable RAM/Uncore. I sympathize with your determination to run 2Ghz but it really will only harm your gaming capabilities. Your TDP ought really be focused on reaching a higher CPU frequency and, assuming your GPU is on the the same loop, a cooler GPU.
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Error code 50 refers to unstable RAM/Uncore. I sympathize with your determination to run 2Ghz but it really will only harm your gaming capabilities. Your TDP ought really be focused on reaching a higher CPU frequency and, assuming your GPU is on the the same loop, a cooler GPU.
I agree with you. I am now trying to reach a happy medium and that appears to be too much to ask right now.

I reverted back to my original settings which are:

4.4GHz
200BCLK
22x

1600MHz
8-8-8-24

I really wanted to attempt to get 4.4GHz with 1800MHz RAM with 8-8-8-24 timings but THAT'S not working. I even tried 7-7-7-20 at 1600 and that didn't boot.

Do you have any suggestions for what I should try next? Can somebody please be my hero?
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I find higher stability with lower BCLK. That being said, you may try putting more voltage into your RAM. I've run 1.74v through my Corsair for over a year now with no electromigration. Then again, it is critical to keep an eye on your RAM temps down.
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I think I'm going to take a new approach.

Rather than working upwards, since it's just turning out awful, I think I will work backwards.

Right now I am clocked at 2005MHz with timings at 11-11-11-29. Absolutely pathetic that the RAM cannot meet standard specifications at the proper voltages.

Ideally, I would like to get to 1866 with timings in the 8s. Does this sound obtainable and high-performing? Like I said, 1600 at 7-7-7-20 didn't boot.

I think I will try to lower each timing one at a time at 2005 and when it doesn't work, I will lower the BCLK until I can get to the timings I want and see the frequency I am at. Does that sound okay?

What is the ROW REFRESH CYCLE TIME as listed in CPU-Z as tRFC at 143?
Edited by xyeLz - 2/23/11 at 7:33pm
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While working backwards sounds great on paper, it can lead to a massive headache. The beauty of forward development is that you start from a stable source and make a single adjustment at a time. This way you can pinpoint problems as they appear. The issue is probably not your RAM. Chances are it's your IMC failing you. You either need more volts or a lower clock, simple as that. Six sticks at 2Ghz is not easy for Gulftown, and chances are you'll either find yourself settling for a lower CPU frequency or a lower RAM profile.
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While working backwards sounds great on paper, it can lead to a massive headache. The beauty of forward development is that you start from a stable source and make a single adjustment at a time. This way you can pinpoint problems as they appear. The issue is probably not your RAM. Chances are it's your IMC failing you. You either need more volts or a lower clock, simple as that. Six sticks at 2Ghz is not easy for Gulftown, and chances are you'll either find yourself settling for a lower CPU frequency or a lower RAM profile.
What does raising the PLL affect? Will that allow me to achieve a higher RAM clock?
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While working backwards sounds great on paper, it can lead to a massive headache. The beauty of forward development is that you start from a stable source and make a single adjustment at a time. This way you can pinpoint problems as they appear. The issue is probably not your RAM. Chances are it's your IMC failing you. You either need more volts or a lower clock, simple as that. Six sticks at 2Ghz is not easy for Gulftown, and chances are you'll either find yourself settling for a lower CPU frequency or a lower RAM profile.
Just as an FYI I have 3 sticks of 4GB

Though it still doesn't make sense why it can't reach the standard specs at the proper voltage...
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Have you looked into the rated QPI voltage required? Before you blame the RAM, look into the specs. Chances are you running below spec.
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