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Overclocking RAM - A Basic Question

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January 18, 2008 4:19:52 PM

It has been ages since I overclocked anything, since I have been primarily using a laptop until just recently. As a result I am still figuring some things out, so bear with me please. Basically my question here is concerning overclocking RAM. I have the following RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

As you can see it is rated at DDR2 800; is it possible for me to overclock it to DDR2 1066 or something similar to that, essentially the next step up? Again, sorry, have searched around but the answers I found weren't very explicit about this. Thanks!
January 18, 2008 4:26:59 PM

darktravesty said:
It has been ages since I overclocked anything, since I have been primarily using a laptop until just recently. As a result I am still figuring some things out, so bear with me please. Basically my question here is concerning overclocking RAM. I have the following RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

As you can see it is rated at DDR2 800; is it possible for me to overclock it to DDR2 1066 or something similar to that, essentially the next step up? Again, sorry, have searched around but the answers I found weren't very explicit about this. Thanks!


Yes it is possible, but stable is another question, if you want to go for higher frequency, it's recommended to lower you timings to say 5-5-5-15(looks like it's already there though). To increase the speed of ram set your RAM multiplier in BIOS accordingly depending on your FSB of your CPU. Say your FSB is 355Mhz. Now set your multi to 3.0 which would make your memory speeds 3x355=1066. Make sure you voltage is at least 1.9V as described, since your OC you might even need to go to 2~2.1V. But remember you trying to make 800Mhz memory do 1066 so stability won't be guaranteed but this should start you off. Without details of your mobo, cpu, FSB, this is all I can ballpark it for.
January 18, 2008 4:32:00 PM

I Have 5 Gigs of this G. Skill PC6400 (Micron chips) and it will OC to DDR2 1066 speeds. Try contacting G. Skill Email support and ask what to expect in the way of the overclocking potential of your DIMMS. I'm sure you would get a decent speed, but not so sure about PC28500 speeds.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 18, 2008 4:42:22 PM

Thanks guys for the help, I really appreciate! This is the motherboard I have:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Currently I have a Celeron 420, but only until I get an E8400 next week (I hope, hehe) Will this have any major impact one way or another on overclocking my RAM? Again, thanks, you have been very helpful!
January 19, 2008 3:07:18 AM

Just got an email back from G-Skill, they basically just said that they can't give me any information on OCing it and they can only guarantee it at 800
January 19, 2008 8:53:58 PM

Buying a new CPU will help you with your overclocking
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