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    Posted: 04 Jul 2016 at 11:44am
I recently got a system here w/ a GigaByte MoBo and ADATA DDR4 2800 (8GBx2), which is running fine w/ XMP enabled in the BIOS. My proc (6700K) is OC'd using the Gigabyte EasyTune which set it to 4600, running fine also. Also came w/ GigaByte/Intel Extreme tuning utility, 1 or both of those apps let you move sliders to adjust CAS latency, etc., on your RAM. I spoke to ADATA and they said the RAM is only 2800 clocked. Called them again asking about tightening the timings, which I know can be done, also mentioned the clock speed, they were mum and said "play at your own risk", (std response, I know.) Do the 3000MHz chips sold here now (I feel cheated) have the same exact NAND as the 2800's, just certified higher, or containing an XMP 3000 different profile vs the 2800? Or is the internal chip architecture actually different, and enhanced to run at 3000? Is it possible to download/enter/create a correct XMP profile for 3000 and inject it into the BIOS to make it selectable over the 2800 profile? (I know some manufactures sell higher quality memory designed for tighter timings at the same speed, Corsair Vengeance, for example). Where would I find the numbers to use for CAS latentcy, etc., if I wanted to adjust each setting myself, I've looked online? There is a big number at the end like 250 for the std. default 2133, and around 350 for the XMP 2800 profile. I wouldn't know what to set that to. Also if more voltage was needed (stock 1.2v now - I have good cooling/airflow case w/ extra fans, uncluttered wiring w/ temps monitored running very low - Tt Urban S21 case). If I mess up the BIOS will just give me a boot msg & I will reboot w/ defaults so there is minimum harm if I select the wrong settings, though I don't want to waste a lot of time on trial and error, or if there isn't a lot to be gained going to 3000 (or higher). Also I can create manual restore points B4 risky changes (though I don't think that saves BIOS settings, but it's just to be safe). Using a GIGABYTE GA-Z170X GAMING 3 MoBo w/ support for up to 3466 speed RAM, extreme OC certified. Any insight on this question would be appreciated.
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