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#16 rhino1366

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 09:32 PM

Anyway... can I overclock my RAM through BIOS to, let's say, 960MHz (leaving it on CL6)?.. I would be pleased by that. :)

My RAM is from Kingston. It's DDR2-800 CL6, without radiators... just a green stick (it's Kingston's Value series RAM). Currently it's in 1x2 GB configuration (removed 2'nd, defective module some time ago).

Thnx in advance.

Edited by rhino1366, 15 November 2011 - 09:33 PM.


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#17 killerx525

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 12:10 AM

The GPU would be overclocked in windows through Catalyst or some third part software. The ram and cpu will be overclocked in the BIOS. I am not familiar with overclocking ram so i can't help you there.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 12:33 AM

Before you follow that guide you would want to buy a aftermarket cooler.

I did mention a fair bit of stuff about him being thermally limited and to only go for a max 20% overclock, and the guide has a fair few points about temp. TBH I'd question whether it's worth getting a new cooler for that chip to get another ~400 MHz at this point rather than just getting a new chip?

Anyway... can I overclock my RAM through BIOS to, let's say, 960MHz (leaving it on CL6)?.. I would be pleased by that. :)

My RAM is from Kingston. It's DDR2-800 CL6, without radiators... just a green stick (it's Kingston's Value series RAM). Currently it's in 1x2 GB configuration (removed 2'nd, defective module some time ago).

Thnx in advance.

RAM varies in terms of its overclockability, it's certainly not impossible that it'll manage 960MHz but at a pinch I'd guess it won't, no. Either way, when overclocking a CPU you slow down your RAM to it's rated speed or below - that's because if the system fails a stress test with both the RAM and CPU overclocked you can't be sure which has caused the failure. Initially set your ram multiplier so that with your given bus speed your RAM speed is < 800MHz (if you don't understand this peruse the overclocking guide I linked). Once your CPU is stable you can see how far back up you can push your RAM.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:22 AM

It would be worth it if you can push it to over a 1GHz or more overclock.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 01:41 PM

philo-sofa, thanks for your expert sharing... I'm so dumb at this, never overclocked anything. :D

It would be worth it if you can push it to over a 1GHz or more overclock.


killer, as far as I know, from PC journals, pushing RAM from 800MHz to 1GHz and more - is hardly possible.

Edit: as philo-sofa said, usually it's not a fixed round number (example - not 960, but 957 or 961).

Edited by rhino1366, 17 November 2011 - 01:43 PM.


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Posted 17 November 2011 - 03:14 PM

I was talking about the cpu overclocking not ram.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 04:49 PM

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