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What does it mean when ram is "highly overclockable"?

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June 26, 2014 7:34:31 AM

Looking at different ram for my build, probably getting 2x4gb sticks of corsair vengeance ram, but I saw this phrase pop up more than once. What does it mean? Is it the speed?

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June 26, 2014 7:40:53 AM

It means that the RAM is advertised to be very stable and hence very good for overclocking it. If you're not into overclocking, it doesn't really benefit you at all.
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June 26, 2014 7:41:18 AM

Overclocking RAM refers to increasing its clock frequency beyond the factory default. For instance, setting the frequency from 1600 MHz (DDR3-1600) up to 1866 MHz or higher.

Yes, basically, it is speed. Whether it actually makes the RAM noticeably "faster," though, is a lot less clear sometimes.

Side note: Is this really a question for the Graphics & Display forum? :p 
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June 26, 2014 8:11:53 AM

oxiide said:
Overclocking RAM refers to increasing its clock frequency beyond the factory default. For instance, setting the frequency from 1600 MHz (DDR3-1600) up to 1866 MHz or higher.

Yes, basically, it is speed. Whether it actually makes the RAM noticeably "faster," though, is a lot less clear sometimes.

Side note: Is this really a question for the Graphics & Display forum? :p 


I just typed the question on the side and it automatically put it in the graphics and displays forum, does it really bother you that much to comment
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