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DDR2-800 @ 1066, think it can get any higher? Worth it?

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    Title says it all. I've got my 4GB of G.Skill Pi DDR2-800 5-5-5-15 1.8v running at 1066 MHz, 5-5-5-15, fed with 2.04 volts. So far it's stable, and there's been a nice bit of system speed increase, so I'm wondering. Would it be worth trying to go any faster? I would have to raise my FSB since the RAM is running at 1:2 ratio (highest it can), but thats not a problem.
    Would there be a noticeable increase in going to say, 1200 MHz, keeping the timings as low as possible?
     
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    We are talking about the system in your specs, right?

    Your board can support up to 1600 FSB from what I am gathering, but board specs are looking like 1.8v. So your already two-tenth of a volt over board spec, I would think issue if your gonna move voltage up. Voltage can eat some RAM.


    EDIT: I think someone here had them at 1100mhz @ stock voltages (1.9) IIRC

    EDIT EDIT: FOUND IT!. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/GSkill/F2-8800CL5D-4GBPI/

    Had 1200mhz @ 2v, but i think him board was a little more suitable.

    DISCLAIMER: I'm not too good with OC, im still learning the basics myself :)
     
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    I would really quite like that RAM now, 1100 MHz at 1.9 volts sounds brilliant. :D
    I've decided against pushing this any further than 1066 MHz, I don't want to risk burning up the RAM with too much voltage.
     
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    Be happy with your 1066mhz clock....I really cant much tell the difference from 1066 - 1200mhz. :)
     
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    and i get no difference from 800 CL4 to 1066 CL5 :p


    Be happy so long as its stable and runs cool - dont forget that without airflow, your ram can slowly build up temps over many, many hours and eventually lead to random crashes. (in my case, 2.0v for CL4 resulted in random BSOD's after 8-10 hours of gaming, mostly noticed at LAN events)
     
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    Thanks guys, I'll leave it for 1066 MHz for now. I'm going to fiddle around with the timings though, my PC seems to like low latencies a lot.
    As for the cooling, the 92mm leafblower on my CPU cooler blows towards the motherboard, so the RAM gets some air from that, and the 120mm fan on my side panel also cools it directly, so I don't think heat will be an issue.
     

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