OK, so I used all the settings that OCZ recommended here
and I was able to boot the ram and pass memtest at 212mhz with a 2-3-3-8. I had to loosen them up to 2.5-3-3-8 and I was able to get 223mhz out of the ram through memtest. However, I could not find a divider / multiplier combination that would allow me to get the max out of both, so I am back where I started.
The question I posted to them now is, why did I have to make all of those changs for the advertised 2-3-2-5 setting to even boot. And, since I am back at 210mhz on the ram with 2.5-3-2-5 settings, which of those settings could adversely affect the performance. I found that I could not pass OCCT at the same settings as before after those changes, so I restored optimized defaults. Any suggestions?
Hey jcmuse, what kind of cooling are you using? Is it possible for me to get more CPU overhead with water cooling? I would really like to see 2700 + out of this thing and if water is what it takes, I may go that route.