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What Are The Advantages You Gain By Overclocking You Ram

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April 13, 2014 2:36:41 AM

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to know what are the advantages you gain by overclocking your ram
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April 13, 2014 2:39:55 AM

Generally not much, unless you're using the integrated graphics.
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April 13, 2014 2:41:48 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
Generally not much, unless you're using the integrated graphics.


So even if you have a ram like Crosair Vengeance which have a speed of 1600Mhz you do at all other than if you have onboard graphics?
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April 13, 2014 2:42:44 AM

Very few things are memory bottlenecked, currently.

Onboard graphics is one of the few things that uses lots of memory bandwidth.
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April 13, 2014 2:45:23 AM

sumsulk said:
Someone Somewhere said:
Generally not much, unless you're using the integrated graphics.


So even if you have a ram like Crosair Vengeance which have a speed of 1600Mhz you do at all other than if you have onboard graphics?


I'm not sure what you are trying to say with that.

If you are using a discrete GPU then you might see 1-2% performance increase in gaming, and maybe a 5-10% increase in certain memory critical operations, (high end maths and analysis etc.).

if you are using an integrated GPU that uses your RAM, then you might see 5-10% improvement in gaming and 5-10% in the same memory critical operations.

So for serious gamers there is no point in overclocking memory
For Benchmarkers there is a point.
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April 13, 2014 2:46:08 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
Very few things are memory bottlenecked, currently.

Onboard graphics is one of the few things that uses lots of memory bandwidth.
Does it at least help the speedup in which applications can be opened?

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April 13, 2014 2:47:50 AM

13thmonkey said:
sumsulk said:
Someone Somewhere said:
Generally not much, unless you're using the integrated graphics.


So even if you have a ram like Crosair Vengeance which have a speed of 1600Mhz you do at all other than if you have onboard graphics?


I'm not sure what you are trying to say with that.

If you are using a discrete GPU then you might see 1-2% performance increase in gaming, and maybe a 5-10% increase in certain memory critical operations, (high end maths and analysis etc.).

if you are using an integrated GPU that uses your RAM, then you might see 5-10% improvement in gaming and 5-10% in the same memory critical operations.

So for serious gamers there is no point in overclocking memory
For Benchmarkers there is a point.


You are right i did see an increase in my video memory but my main aim is to try and speed up the rate at which applications can bee opened
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April 13, 2014 2:56:21 AM

You want an SSD for that. RAM isn't a bottleneck there.
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April 13, 2014 2:58:05 AM

An SSD would help with that, providing you have enough memory.
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