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Ok How do we set the right and the tightest timings?
For example, I have Viper Extreme 3x4GB rated 2000Mhz @ 9-11-9-27. the timings get tighter on lower frequency. I think it can go 7-7-7-20 on 1600Mhz.
My OC is 4.0Ghz and I able to run the RAM at 1740Mhz at 8-10-8-24 timing. I just pulled that nos. in the air. I tried 8-8-8-24,Unstable. I tried 8-9-8-24, Unstable.

So my question is, is there a software that can detect the tightest setting posible? Or Do I just have to try every settings myself? Coz there will be a lot of combinations if thats the case.

Please no "You're good with that timings" Or "buy a better RAM" comments. I want facts on how it's done by veterans and/or experts.
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No such software will do that. You will have to manually test settings yourself. Even if two different people have the exact same kit (the same goes with CPUs, GPUs, etc...) they will achieve different results with overclocking/ tightening timings in the case of memory. I usually use memtest86+ to check for memory stability.
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
No such software will do that. You will have to manually test settings yourself. Even if two different people have the exact same kit (the same goes with CPUs, GPUs, etc...) they will achieve different results with overclocking/ tightening timings in the case of memory. I usually use memtest86+ to check for memory stability.
Awesome. So my method is correct. Thanks, It's all I need. Repped
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I suggest playing with your ram voltages a bit, raising the voltage can increase stability with tighter timings_
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I suggest playing with your ram voltages a bit, raising the voltage can increase stability with tighter timings_
Another good point. When it's on the lower frequency, I am running it at low timings and low volts.
It's rated 1.65 but I dont have that option on my board. Only 1.64 then 1.66. I am running it at 1.62 right now. Thanks, repped.
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You can use HCI memtest and CPU-Tweaker in windows to tweak settings (Except CAS) and test as you go.

Use apply, not save
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ad.php?t=92190

For 6 core CPU, take available memory minus a few hundred MB, and divide the number by 6. Then open 6 instances of this program and enter that amount in each window and then test to 500-1000%
http://hcidesign.com/memtest/
    
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Originally Posted by lsdmeasap View Post
You can use HCI memtest and CPU-Tweaker in windows to tweak settings (Except CAS) and test as you go.

Use apply, not save
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ad.php?t=92190

For 6 core CPU, take available memory minus a few hundred MB, and divide the number by 6. Then open 6 instances of this program and enter that amount in each window and then test to 500-1000%
http://hcidesign.com/memtest/
This is awesome. Thanks! repped
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Anytime man!

That's how I do it and it works out great!
    
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