Work on OCing your RAM next. It's rather slow for the system
Plus, good job on that OC since the Gigabyte Z68's are rather difficult to get stable at higher vcores. And LLC levels make absolutely no sense at all on those boards and just randomly add / substract volts
I got a serious question for you guys out there with a bit more guts then I have...
I got my 2600K @ 4.9Ghz 1.448v stable under a Swiftech H320 push pull water setup.
Now, I recently switched RAM and got a 16GB Vengeance kit in a good deal. It's a 1866Mhz 9-10-9-27-1T kit which is ver 5.12 meaning it has Hynix MFR chips..
These chips are good for frequency clocking but rather bad for low timings. Now, as we all know Sandy aint gunna run 2400Mhz with 4 4GB DIMMs so I manages to get it stable at 2133Mhz which took 10-11-10-30-1T timings and 1.600v with 1.10v VCCIO.
The thing is, just for e-peen and my own boredom to have something to clock again as my CPU and GPU are both maxed out, i must want has will have to have these things run CAS 9. They just have to. Simple as that
However, here's my issue: Most people claim Sandy will explode in a nuclear blast when going past 1.65v VDIMM.
So, my question is, will say, 1.75v VDIMM ruin my CPU or is all the 1.65v max stuff quite exxagerated like usual and can it handle <1.80v just fine.
I have been testing, and the kit seems to wanna do 2133 9-12-10-28-1T @ about 1.74-1.76v. Got a single error in memtest, yes ONE single error, at 1.7200v with 106% passes so it probably needs 1-2 ticks more VDIMM.