Originally Posted by jdip
Yeah I wasn't worried about the clock rate of the RAM, because like you said it's DDR. I was more concerned about the discrepancies in the timing.
I'll def. go to my BIOS to set the timing manually then, but will probably need some assistance for that. I'll post screens later. Thanks again!
As I had an MSI P67 G43 board before my current Z68 GD65, I did a lot of testing at various speeds with my 2500K.
Your Vdroop Control should be set at Low Vdroop.
I always stay away from using the XMP setting for my G.Skill ram, as munaim 1 said, set your timings manually, just change your Dram Timing Mode to Link, then go into Advanced Dram Configuration and set the first five items to 2T, 9, 9, 9, 24.
I set the Dram Frequency to 1600MHz.
For the Dram Voltage I set it at 1.507v. in the bios.
Looking over your posted bios screenshots, I'll also add the settings that are different from your posted settings, that I had, and still use, if you wish to try any of them as well.
I have mine at 4.8GHz, but I'll leave your Cpu Core Voltage where it is at 1.340v. for the 45x multi for your 4.5GHz target overclock.
Dram Timing Mode: Link
Vdroop Control: Low Vdroop
Dram Voltage: 1.507v.
C1E Support: disabled
Overspeed Protection: disabled
EUP 2103: disabled
That is what worked for me with the G43 board. Many like to keep C1E and/or Speedstep enabled, so the cpu isn't running at the overclocked speed at idle, that's up to you.
There are some other settings I use for the Z68 board now, but I don't think they were available in the G43 bios settings, such as the PLL Voltage (not PLL Overvoltage), CPU I/O Voltage, and System Agent Voltage.
Any further settings please ask.Edited by DerComissar - 10/2/11 at 6:38pm