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Just set up my new rig and i was wondering how to get my ram speed up to 1600 not 1066. I know it will be overclocking but how do i do it? any help would be great thanks!!
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Oh easy...
Its all in bios. It should be as simple as increasing the memory multiplier.
(Should be somewhere next to the CPU multiplier settings)

Im not sure if you will have to change voltages or not tho.
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Any luck on your other post?>
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...overclock.html

Did you set bus volts as in other post FIRST before trying to set ram freq/timing?
oc tuner to manual & volts first
good luck

EDIT>
any luck this post?>
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...-pleaseee.html
Edited by M1 Abrams - 3/29/11 at 8:18pm
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The easiest way is to set your memory setting to the XMP setting in your BIOS. That will change all settings needed for stable 1600 settings, including voltage. Select the AUTO setting and change it to XMP.
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Originally Posted by letsgetiton View Post
The easiest way is to set your memory setting to the XMP setting in your BIOS. That will change all settings needed for stable 1600 settings, including voltage. Select the AUTO setting and change it to XMP.
XMP can be awful, with a good memory kit it can overvolt the qpi/vtt way more than is needed for stability.
    
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XMP can be awful, with a good memory kit it can overvolt the qpi/vtt way more than is needed for stability.
Yes, but if you don't know what your doing it's the easiest way to change your settings. And it sounds like he doesn't.
The G Skills only change the MHz, timings and voltage anyway. Good sticks like you said, Mushkins, Corsair, etc. will change more settings if your MB will allow them. Mine will only allow the 1st profile change, not the 2nd OC profile with the G Skills. That's why I suggested that setup, or I would have given him more detailed directions, cutting out the QPI and VTT settings needed for OCing further then the rated 1600.
Edited by letsgetiton - 3/29/11 at 8:14pm
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I guess that's another way to do it, set xmp, copy the settings, then set them manually & work on lowering the vtt voltage to the lowest necessary if it gets set too high.
    
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