Patriot Viper Series DDR3-1600 8-8-8-24 XMP Ready Triple Channel Memory Kit
Author: Frank Stroupe
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 11-22-2009
Provided by: Patriot Memory

Overclocking is pretty simple with the P55 and X58 chipsets. Since you are limited to 1.65v, the experimentation process takes much less time as the overvolting factor is eliminated.

First I tried to tighten the timings at DDR3-1600. I was unable to get the memory to post at less than CAS 8. I did lower the speed to DDR3-1333 and got CAS 7.

Next I overclocked the memory to see the max speed with timings of 8-8-8-24. I was able to get the Viper Series to DDR3-1710 8-8-8-24.

Finally I went for the max overclock. I loosened the timings to 10-9-9-24. Any more than that and though you get higher speeds, the timings usually cause a real drop in performance. I was able to get a very stable DDR3-1829 10-9-9-27. Of course all at 1.65v.

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