I dont need to really OC my cpu.3.7 is fine and stable for me. I just want to know how to unlock more power out of the ram I have. It said in the product description that this is meant to be overclocked.
Also I do a lot of photoshop, and Autodesk. Thus I need as much ram I can have.
Originally Posted by newpc
its going to limit ur OC by having full slot of ram. what settings are you running them atm?
Not necessarily; my main rig has an x6 clocked at 4Ghz with NB at ~2.75Ghz and RAM at 1600Mhz with low CAS6 timings.
Honestly though if you have to run 1333 CAS9 at more than 1.5V than your RAM is bad enough; not only do high timings combined with low speed degrade performance on AMD systems but I'm pretty sure you can get 2x4GB kits with better settings for a similar price.
IIRC, AMD systems benefit more from having tighter timings than from having a higher speed memory. As another poster said, bump up the voltage to 1.65/1.66v and see what you can do.
Try to start off by getting a lower command rate (If it's not already 1) and then go for the other timings. You may come to find that they won't be the same as each other (e.g. 5-6-6-16) but as a general rule of them, keep them within 1.
To start the process, I usually like to see how far I can go before I can't POST, then loosen the timings a notch or two and try again. Just get as close to the stable limit as possible.
All of the ones in CPU-Z (CL, tRCD, tRP, tRAS, tRC); you could touch the other settings, but I'm worried I'll just ruin your day
Do them one at a time. Run quick tests like SuperPi 32M, MaxxMem (best to test performance increase) and IntelBurnTest (quick all-round stability test) between changes. When finished (as in, you can't go any further/no POST), you can run a stress test as if you were stress testing a CPU (i.e. Prime95 for 12 hours) to confirm stability.
The value I didn't mention (CR) is a toss-up; you can try running 1T but it might not be as stable; 2T is best for stability but 1T has a slightly better effect on performance.
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