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Memory Using Intel Core i RAM with Intel Core2 CPU

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Gurdeep14, 4 Aug 2011.

  1. Gurdeep14

    Gurdeep14 Member

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    Ok, I removed the overclock and now the CPU is at stock, 2.4Ghz the RAM is at 1066Mhz.
    Been using it for a day and no BSOD or anything.
    So does that mean I can no longer overclock my CPU or run my RAM at its rated speed for 1600Mhz?
    Thats pretty crappy if thats the case
     
  2. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Have you tried stock CPU speed with the RAM at 1600MHz?
     
  3. Gurdeep14

    Gurdeep14 Member

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    Well currently I'm using a multiplier of 9 and FSB of 266 to get 2.4Ghz.
    I could lower the multiplier to 6 and raise the FSB to 400 to keep the CPU at 2.4Ghz but then the RAM could run ad 1600Mhz, but I might have to increase the voltage to the mobo. I'll try that today
     
  4. Gurdeep14

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    Sorry for a late update. Tried running the RAM at 1600Mhz and the CPU at 2.4Ghz (6*400) Increased voltage to the Motherboard and Northbridge, but kept getting blue screens.

    Currently have the CPU at 3.6Ghz and the memory at 1066 and no issues for a week. Is my RAM unable to run at its specified speed of 1600Mhz? :S
     
  5. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    its not the RAM that wont run at the rate speed its the fact you have to raise the FSB so high. The northbridge cant cope and so BSOD time.

    Id try to get the FSB as high as possible and use the highest divider on the RAM to get it as close as possible
     
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  6. Gurdeep14

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    How come my previous OCZ RAM was able to run at 1800Mhz no problem at the same FSB and CPU speed of 3.6Ghz (9*400)?

    Will I be better off trying to get the RAM close to 1600Mhz as possible at the loss of CPU speed, or just leave the RAM at 1066 and get to keep the CPU at 3.6Ghz? i.e, whats better

    CPU at 3.6 and RAM at 1066Mhz
    or
    CPU at 2.4 and RAM at >1066Mhz ?

    To be fair, my sister hasnt noticed a drop in performance from 2GB @ 1800Mhz to 4GB @ 1066Mhz, might just leave it at 1066Mhz and save myself a lot of hassle and time
     
  7. dunx

    dunx ITX is where it's at !

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    Of all the variables, IMHO, memory speed is the least critical..

    dunx
     
  8. OCJunkie

    OCJunkie OC your Dremel too

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    You'll notice a much bigger improvement with the higher CPU clock but the RAM won't matter so much between 1066 and higher. I'd say you want the CPU OC especially when it's a difference of 1.2GHz...
     

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