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Re: New PC build
« Reply #60 on: December 05, 2010, 06:04:22 pm »
Hi Babdi,

I would strongly recommend that you pull your RAM back to 1333 MHz.
Like you I can get my RAM running at 1600 MHz and everything seems all right but it is a big chance you are taking with the Memory Controllers on the CPU and AMD have themselves stated that everything can seem to be running fine only for the system to suddenly become unstable and then fall over requiring the CPU to be replaced.

You can add me to the list of peeps that lost their cpu do to running the ram at 1600..Fortunately it was only the 95$ x720..I just replaced it with the 1055T..the 50$ savings instead of buying the 1090T went to adding a second set of Adata 2x2g 1600g..all 4 sticks happily running at 8-8-8-24 cr1T 1333
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Re: New PC build
« Reply #61 on: December 05, 2010, 06:09:25 pm »
Yes it is not an unusal occurance and often people wont take any notice and think we are just scaremongering when we advise not to run at over 1333Mhz.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy


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Re: New PC build
« Reply #62 on: December 06, 2010, 08:44:19 am »
I am at 1333 mhz unable to go beyond 3600 stable
1) Loaded optimized defaults
2) Disabled Cool n Quiet
3) Disabled side port memory
4) Increased CPU multiplier to 3600 step by step
5) CPU VID =  + 0.125
6) NB VID = +0.100
7) System stable with 4 hours of Black Op

Temp CPU = 32 C idle,41 C gaming
Unable to go beyond 3600
« Last Edit: December 06, 2010, 08:46:07 am by babdi »
Phenom II,x4,3.5 Ghz, OC 4.218 Stable
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H rev 2.1
RAM 1600 GSkill-RiPjaws ,9-9-9-24,1.5 V, 16GB
MSI 460 GTX, 1GB
Seagate 320 GB HDD AHCI mode
H70 push pull coolar
Corsair HX750 W PSU
M59 NZXT case