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Am I wasting NB speed?

post #1 of 8
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So I've been reading a lot of about northbridge speeds and benefits and memory timings. Needless to say I am confused. Basically my ram speed and timings are stock. And my northbridge is up to 2800Mhz, but the more I read about diving ram timings and memory speed someone means your NB should be that speed. I am just a bit confused. But here is my CPU-z:
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I tried lowering the ram timings to 8-8-8, it would post but I would get a bluescreen as soon as windows would load. Not sure if theres anything I could do to really see any performance difference. Thanks in advance for any help!
post #2 of 8
Wasting NB speed doesn't exist. As high as possible wins
Try 8-9-8 and then 7-9-7 on the RAM timings
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Ok thank you, I feel like a total nub now, but hey I won't know till I ask. I'll give those timings a try but I think I did before and it wouldn't post, but we will see.

I think the most confusing thing to me is the memory speed and the timings. I see so many different combos that I am not sure what is good or bad for me.
post #4 of 8
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Well 8-9-8 caused a BSOD after the post before windows. Guess im stuck! nuuu
post #5 of 8
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Well 8-9-8 caused a BSOD after the post before windows. Guess im stuck! nuuu
Bump up your RAM and/or CPU-NB voltage
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AMD-2
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INTEL-1
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 ASUS CrosshairV Formula Power Color AX7970 G.Skill Ripjaws Z 2400 10-12-12-31 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
A-Data 256G EK Supreme HF, Water Chiller Windows 8 x64 Seasonic Gold X850 
Case
LianLi PC-A77 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8320 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7 Sapphire HD6970 1600 11-11-11-28 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
OCZ Vertex3 120Gb Heatkiller 3.0, GTX140 + GTX120 Seasonic Gold X650 Lian Li PC-7FN 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770K Maximus V Gene Sapphire HD7950 OCZ Platinum 1600 7-7-7-24 
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post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hmm my cpu-nb voltage is I think either stock or moved up 1 notch. Memory voltage I'm not to sure whats safe and what isn't I think the default factory setting is 1.5v maybe, my mobo makes me nervous cause when I try to go beyond 1.5 to like 1.525 is highlights red and flashes :O
post #7 of 8
Flashing red is meh
Try being even more settings into the flashing red and still having no problems whatsoever (me and my old Mushkin 1.8V memory oh yeah)

I say give it between 1.5-1.65V
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
so try between 1.5-1.65v to get to 8-8-8 timings to get past the BSOD? hmm I'll try it
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