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I've slowly started to overclock my new machine.

I don't have a be cpu so have to up teh fsb.

To test if it could handle it i put the fsb up bit by bit to 267 which is what is needed for 4Ghz. was fine until it got to the 260's. then I was getting BSOD during windows loading bar with memory errors.

Tried lowering mem speed and nb but still didn't like it.

I currently have

8GB (4 sticks) of this
Corsair Value 2GB DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Low Voltage Dual-Channel Kit

I know it is very very crap if i was to get 2 sticks of 4gb of this

Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 DIMM

Would that let me get to 4GHZ and nto have the BSOD.

I have extra mobo cooling (enzotech mosfet heatsinks, 2 * 40mm fans) and cpu cooler on the way.

Anyone?
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post #2 of 10
First you need a good cpu cooler, which you are looking in to it.
Most DDR3 1600 kit should be able to git your there.
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keep your ht link below 2000 and set your NB to 2600.
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post #4 of 10
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right so my HT link under 2k my NB is a multiplyer so what does that need to be set to?
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post #5 of 10
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right so my HT link under 2k my NB is a multiplyer so what does that need to be set to?
set the multi,drop back and see the speed and +/- your multi till it gets to 2600
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post #6 of 10
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ok will give that a go sometime.

will probably wait till i get back from hol go next weekend so i'm planning on getting new RAM from holiday anyway.
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post #7 of 10
Yes; the x6 1075T is locked multi, so a 1333 CL9 [generic] kit may hold you back from OC because along with bus clock RAM has to be OCed as well.

You sure about downgrading to a 2x2GB kit though? Depending on what you do 8GB may actually be beneficial; even 2x4GB 1600Mhz kits are cheaper nowadays, almost always consistently cheaper than 2x4GB 1333Mhz.
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post #9 of 10
Buy this RAM at NCIX (or MemoryExpress), then price match to Directcanada's $87 price.

This kit seems also a decent choice for price, though I heard it doesn't OC well past rated settings (or maybe I'm confusing it for the 2x2GB kit).
Edited by xd_1771 - 4/17/11 at 9:51am
post #10 of 10
You could try running the RAM at a lower divider to get a lower speed.

Or you could buy new RAM.

The higher the RAM speed the more the IMC works so it gets tricky knowing where to add the voltage.

If you drop the RAM divider you could just stay under the 1333 mhz and stabilize other voltages (at stock settings).

Higher NB frequency means more CPU-NB voltage. It controls a few things mainly the L3 cache and the IMC. If you run faster RAM you need faster NB frequency to match (or you'll bottleneck and there was no point of overclocking your RAM).

1600 mhz ram is recommended 2400 mhz NB frequency (rule of thumb is 3 x DRAM frequency, without DDR compensation). 1600 mhz is 800 mhz x 3 = 2400 NB frequency.

When testing max FSB you should be dropping your RAM divider to the lowest to eliminate RAM as a possible suspect for instability.

If you didn't lower the NB multi with your FSB overclock you might not have enough CPU-NB voltage to keep stable even with lower RAM speeds.

Good luck either way you go!

Also knowing your current voltages and settings would help a lot.
Edited by evilferret - 4/17/11 at 4:00pm
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