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Windows 7: how far do you thin you could overclock this ram?

20 Dec 2010   #1
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
how far do you thin you could overclock this ram?

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

Its running as 1333mhz 9-9-9-24-2N I know its kinda of slow I was new to the whole buying ram I didn't know there was more than just mhz and gbs but other than that, do you think you could push these maybe to 1600s? Or I won't know till I try? lol


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20 Dec 2010   #2
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

if you go back to newegg there some feedback on overclocking...

hope that helps

scrooge
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20 Dec 2010   #3
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scrooge View Post
if you go back to newegg there some feedback on overclocking...

hope that helps

scrooge

The nicest scrooge i ever seen
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20 Dec 2010   #4
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scrooge View Post
if you go back to newegg there some feedback on overclocking...

hope that helps

scrooge
On new egg I understand there are feedback but nothing on 1600 only 1400s and some people didn't just overclock it and if your referring to "runs like a dream 1333" he only overclocked it to 1440 'without a hitch'
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20 Dec 2010   #5
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

DDR3-1466 @ 1.55v (220 x 6.66)
DDR3-1533 @ 1.6v (230 x 6.66)

You may get higher at 1.6v, maybe DDR3-1566 (235 x 6.66) but don't go higher than 1.6v.

Overclocking the NB helps the ram too, default = 2000 NB. Try 2600-2800 NB with 1.4v.

Try running CMD, then type "Winsat Mem" after every overclock to see the results for both ram frequency and NB frequency. Run 'Winsat' 3 times for accurate results.

*Also remember to lower you CPU multiplier when upping the FSB to keep it closet to defaults.*

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20 Dec 2010   #6
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If I lower the cpu multiplier I cant really O.C the CPU to much without Ocing the ram right or just depends how I set the settings.
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22 Dec 2010   #7
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Your CPU has a multiplier up to 14x so anything below 14x is usable.

Let's say you decide to go 230 FSB x 6.66 for DDR3-1533 @ 1.6v then you'd have to lower your CPU multiplier to 12 or 12.5 to get to your closest CPU default speed of 2.8Ghz. Using 12x CPU multiplier would result is 230 x 12 = 2760 or 2.76Ghz and using 12.5x CPU multiplier would result in 230 x 12.5 = 2875 or 2.87Ghz. Your safe with any of those CPU multiplier values. But if you keep your CPU multiplier at 14x (default) this would result in overclocking your CPU 230 x 14 = 3220 or 3.22Ghz and without proper cooling your CPU could overheat (not recommended).

We're just trying to overclock the ram and not toast the CPU in the process.

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22 Dec 2010   #8
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nemix77 View Post
Your CPU has a multiplier up to 14x so anything below 14x is usable.

Let's say you decide to go 230 FSB x 6.66 for DDR3-1533 @ 1.6v then you'd have to lower your CPU multiplier to 12 or 12.5 to get to your closest CPU default speed of 2.8Ghz. Using 12x CPU multiplier would result is 230 x 12 = 2760 or 2.76Ghz and using 12.5x CPU multiplier would result in 230 x 12.5 = 2875 or 2.87Ghz. Your safe with any of those CPU multiplier values. But if you keep your CPU multiplier at 14x (default) this would result in overclocking your CPU 230 x 14 = 3220 or 3.22Ghz and without proper cooling your CPU could overheat (not recommended).

We're just trying to overclock the ram and not toast the CPU in the process.

That is very true lol, im going to go get a h50 soon and over clock my CPU in the 3.0's right now its 2.8 6 core so I might just leave the ram at that and overclock the cpu, is lowering the ram timings considered overclocking?
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22 Dec 2010   #9
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

@ Genesis4455

If you're going to be getting a H50 and planning to overclocking the CPU it's generally best to do it by raising the FSB like the above to get DD3-1533 because you're CPU has a locked multiplier thus anything over 14x CPU multiplier is not useable. Lowering the ram timings will not help in this regard (max FSB). Like above mentioned, I'd say 230 FSB is the highest your ram can take (past experience with G. Skill ram). Using a 230 x 6.66 FSB would result with DDR3-1533 @ 1.6v and with a H50 on your CPU: 235 x 14x (CPU) = 3220 or 3.22Ghz on your CPU, you may have to up the voltage on the CPU by 0.5v to get it stable.

Try this in your BIOS for now till you get a CPU cooler:

FSB = 230
CPU multiplier = 12.5x
Ram Speed = Manual
Ram multiplier = 6.66
Ram timing = 9-9-9-24 (Just enter the first 4 numbers as shown, the BIOS takes care of the rest)
Voltage = manual
Ram = 1.6v
CPU = default (not always the same your computer auto detects it even in manual mode so leave it)

*Run Prime95 for 8 hours blend to test stability.*


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