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May 14, 2013 2:51:26 AM

Hey guys. I'm pretty new to overclocking but I get the basics. But what I don't get is ram. Right now I'm running 16gb (2 x 8gb) of crucial ballistix sport. 1.35v

My question is can I change the timing from 9-9-9-24 to something like 8-8-8-24?

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May 14, 2013 2:55:24 AM

You could try, but it probably won't work. The timings you're trying to get it to run at are lower, so harder for the ram to run at.
May 14, 2013 5:17:26 AM

ThomasJ93 said:
You could try, but it probably won't work. The timings you're trying to get it to run at are lower, so harder for the ram to run at.


I can understand that. But wouldn't bumping the voltage up from 1.35 to say 1.5 compensate for the gap in timing?

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May 14, 2013 5:19:12 AM
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RAM overclocking is quite complex, and doesn't have as much a reward as CPU or GPU overclocking. Most people typically don't bother as its not worth the time to figure it out.
Typically a faster frequency has a greater effect than lower timings.

Also if your using an Intel chip, be aware that there is a 1.55v cap on memory voltage. Go over that number, your placing excessive strain on the CPU memory controller which could damage it over time, as well as voiding the chips warranty.
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