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Underclocking the CMD8GX3M4A1600C8 set


Konig-Wolf

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Hello,

 

I am potentially looking into build an AMD-based build, and wanted to set it up with 8gbs of memory. I love the look of the CMD8GX3M4A1600C8 set, and I've heard nothing but good reviews about it, but I have a question...

 

Normally, this memory runs at DDR3 1600 speed with 8-8-8-24 timings...AMD processors don't like high speed memory when all four DIMMs are populated, so can these be underclocked without stability issues? Maybe pushing them down to DDR3 1066, but then tightening the timings to compensate (to maybe 6-6-6-18 with a 1T command rate)? I just wanted to see if anyone has done this on a high-end AMD rig, and could comment.

 

The planned build would pair at 125w Phenom II X4 965 with an ASUS Crosshair III Formula motherboard.

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