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Old October 8, 2009, 05:52 PM
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Default Need help with this DDR3

OCZ Technology | Products | Memory | OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 Platinum Edition

these ram are rated 1.9v so I have that setted in bios....setted 1.4v for the cpu and 250mhz...ram setted at 667mhz, it booted alright and work fine at least for now...but according to cpuz my ram is

Dram frequency 667mhz
CL 6.0 clocks
tRCD 6 clock
tRp 6 clock
tRAS 16 clock
tRC 22 clock

above is auto in bios, spec is CL 7-7-7-24 according to OCZ website http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memory/ocz_ddr3_pc3_12800_platinum_edition

Windows won't boot if I set it to 800mhz, most likely I need to manually set the settings in bios instead of using auto but that does not matter, what I want to know is my present setting at 667 safe? I mean is CL 6-6-6-22 ok? Ran a few pass of memtest without error, so I suppose it is safe right?

Motherboard is Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P, I have 4x1GB of this ram.

I am planning to build another computer for my daughter, I already bought MSI 770-C45 motherboard with Athlon X2 240 cpu, now should I move the ram to the MSI and buy something else for the Gigabyte? or should I ebay them and buy something new for both computer?

Please help...tia
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Old October 8, 2009, 06:07 PM
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Just like CPUs, ram can be overclocked in both speed (faster), and timing (tighter).

As long as memtest runs without any errors, it's fine. The sticks are simply running at tighter timings (6, instead of 7). If you wish to hit 800MHz, then you likely need to loosen the timings (8, instread of 7) and probably raise the Vram.
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