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Old May 10, 2014, 07:23 PM
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Many of you have probably seen my threads on each of my components as I was playing around. I think I am pretty much done for now (unless someone has some good RAM info for me). This is the outcome:

GTX 460 stock voltage OCed from reference 675mhz core 3600mhz vram to 825/4000 respectively.
3570k voltage reduced but CPU OCed to 4.1ghz.
Corsair vengeance 1600mhz 9-9-9-24 2T maintained 1.5v, but OCed to 1866mhz with 9-10-9-27 (EDIT: now running 9-10-9-24 1T @ 1866mhz 1.5v).

I know none of these are earth shattering, but this was done with stock voltage on GPU and ram and lowered voltage on the CPU (every component can do more, but I don't like pushing things or risking component failure). It was all done with a push to getting more performance without using a ton of power (I am actually pulling less from the wall now, then when I was running factory settings).

Now I am keeping an eye out for a GPU upgrade to have something new to play with.

Pic taken with Prime95 running for approx 10 minutes. Highest CPU temp in my 21 deg basement is 54 degrees on core 2 (that one is always a few degrees hotter). GPU peaks in the high 40s when stressed on the stock quiet fan profile.
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Old June 10, 2014, 06:07 AM
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GTX 460 stock voltage OCed from reference 675mhz core 3600mhz vram to 825/4000 respectively peaks at low 40s? on stock?
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Small suggestion: up the Command Rate to 1T. :)
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GTX 460 stock voltage OCed from reference 675mhz core 3600mhz vram to 825/4000 respectively peaks at low 40s? on stock?
Yup. Stock heatsink and stock voltage. Had it at 850/4200, stock everything as well (and completely stable), but I was hitting the point of diminishing returns, and backed it off to 825/4000. That little cyclone cooler is great. I had another thread on that specifically some where.

EDIT: Here it is if you care.
Finally OC'd my MSI GTX 460 Cyclone 768mb
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Small suggestion: up the Command Rate to 1T. :)
Does command rate make much of a difference? I am trying to stay at 1.5v...if it won't take 1866 and 1T, would you recommend 1866 2T, or 1600 1T? Assuming it will run at that.
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Small suggestion: up the Command Rate to 1T. :)
Reply 2 on this comment. You got me wanting to play with the memory a bit more, since I didn't put too much time into it yet.

I am running 1866mhz and all timings as per my first post, but command rate set to 1T right now without issue (haven't tested it out yet though). So my previous post about picking 1866 vs 1600 1t is not required.

Pretty much any attempt to lower timings from what they are (the main ones) results in no boot at 1866mhz.

Did a quick attempt at 11-11-11-27 and 2T at 1.5volts and its booted without issue at 2000mhz, but failed to post at 2133.

Should I continue to loosen the timings and try for 2133 @1.5v or are my timings getting too lazy to be worth it above 1866?

EDIT: just tried backing off to 11-12-11-33 @2133 and had no post. I don't think 2133 is going to happen at 1.5v for me.
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I guess I wasn't done tweaking yet. Ram update (OP updated as well):

Now running 1866mhz at 9-10-9-24 1T @ stock 1.5v.

It is also stable at 2000mhz 10-11-10-27 1T @ 1.5v, but I decided to stick with the lower timings of the 1866 setup (I don't think there will be any tangible benefit by increasing to 2000 with all timings increasing). Can't get 2133 with reasonable timings @ 1.5v.
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