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Old 06-02-09, 07:43 AM   #169
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Can someone tell me if my RAM is running at it's rates speed? I'm a noob and have no idea how to check this.

My RAM is OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600



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Old 06-02-09, 07:52 AM   #170
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Its running @ 1066 not 1600, because you have to manually set it to those speeds
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Old 06-02-09, 08:48 AM   #171
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iv been too nervous to overclock my 920 again after having to replace it
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Old 06-02-09, 10:53 AM   #172
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Its running @ 1066 not 1600, because you have to manually set it to those speeds
How can you tell it's running at 1066? Can you tell me how to change it? I have tried to change it a little but it never changes. I must half to unlock something for it to hold.

My RAM is also rated at 1.65V and it's running at 1.5 right now, another setting I have ben unable to change.

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Old 06-02-09, 12:47 PM   #173
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How can you tell it's running at 1066? Can you tell me how to change it? I have tried to change it a little but it never changes. I must half to unlock something for it to hold.

My RAM is also rated at 1.65V and it's running at 1.5 right now, another setting I have ben unable to change.

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Are you using f10 save and exit after you set your settings ? did you clear cmos?

Please don't be offended buy this but the board that you have is not for someone that is new to Overclocking.

You'll probably have more success looking here http://csd.dficlub.org/forum/index.php

I remember having a DFI board... it took me months to figure out all the settings.

If you could post pics of the bios screens it would be a lot easier to help you
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Old 06-13-09, 07:56 AM   #174
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i7 920 on an EVGA Classified with just air cooling. Not my work and I'd thought some would find it interesting-

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i7 920 on an EVGA Classified with just air cooling. Not my work and I'd thought some would find it interesting-

http://ocxtreme.org/forumenus/showthread.php?t=4886
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I took my 2-day-old new i7 920 rig up to 3.8ghz and ran 8 instances of Prime95 for 9.5 hours (overnight) with not one hiccup. I installed a polished Thermalright TRUE copper with dual (push/pull) 120mm fans on an ASUS P6T Deluxe v2.

Turn off speedstep and turbo, set the Vcore to 1.35, set the DRAM frequency to 1.66 and set the Bclk to 190 and voila!

Initially, I went in and set my RAM to 1600mhz and ran the CPU at stock 2.66. When I decided to go ahead and OC, I forgot to reset my RAM back to Auto or, specifically, 1066 and as a result of raising the Bclk the RAM was trying to boot at 1900+...which it obviously wouldn't do. Resetting the RAM back allowed everything to boot and run without a hitch and my 1600mhz RAM was running at 1523mhz.

It took Prime about an hour to get the temps above 70c and once it peaked at 76c but came back down to 73c and stayed there for 5+ hours.

After 2 days running everything I could at 3.8ghz, I decided to drop it back down to 3.6ghz as there really isn't any visual difference between 156fps and 194fps in the games I play and the RAM is still above 1400mhz


I couldn't be happier with the way things are running right now.



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non D0 stepping?
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non D0 stepping?

Yup. Mine is C0
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cool, mine is C0/C1
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