Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:27 PM
ive found on my 950 that the 1800mhz range with good timmings is the sweet spot. my cpu runs at 4.2 and the ram @ 1834 7-9-7-24 2t, much more after that and the return between mhz and timmings is not worth it. Ive tested my ram up to just over 2200mhz with a 9-11-10 timming and was loosing points in benchmarks because of the loose timmings.
Once you find a good speed that you like for the cpu you can play around with the multiplier, right now im at 23x183= 4.217 or i can drop to 21x201=4.221 which opens up different ram speeds then the 23 multiplier. the options are endles and are only limeted by how much time you want to spend on finding the sweet spot for your hardware.
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