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Clocking 800-1066MhZ Corsair

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January 31, 2010 5:47:56 PM

Hey im completely new to Overclocking tho i have alot knowledge when it comes to PC's just not really in the area of Overclocking.

Im looking to overclock my 800MhZ 6400 Ram > http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3435770/Corsair-TWIN2X204... < to 1066MhZ, I have CPU-Z installed and PC-Wizard(For Temps) Just looking for a step by step of how to Overclock this ram, Its exactly the same ram just 4Gig rather then 2 and its on 2 Dims rather than 4.

Many thanks guys, And help would be very much appreciated. Im aware i need to flash my bios to show ram clocks which ill be working on. Thanks again!
February 1, 2010 12:32:42 PM

Just a quick add to this, My Rig is as follows.. 260GTX(Stock) Asus P5N-E Sli, The ram listed. Air cooled.
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February 1, 2010 12:38:10 PM

Overclocking RAM doesn't give nearly as much improvement as overclocking your CPU. Running two identical RAM modules in dual-channel is easier and more practical than overclocking them. I suggest you devote time overclocking your CPU and/or graphics card.

Also, running the RAM at tighter timings is better than running the RAM at higher frequencies. For example, making an 800 MHz DDR2 RAM run at 5-4-4-15 is easier to achieve than trying to run the same module at 1066 MHz without relaxing the timings. If you need 1066 MHz, just buy 1066 MHz modules. Remember that those usually need a higher voltage and therefore more power.
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February 1, 2010 1:02:47 PM

Ah alright, Thanks for the heads-up. Any chance you can educate me on changing my Ram Timings?
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February 4, 2010 2:57:06 AM

System specs?

It make a huge difference to know what motherboard and CPU you are working with.
February 4, 2010 10:09:42 AM

Asus P5N-E Sli, Q6600(Stock) Air Cooled with Fairly decent temps & flow, 4GiG Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400, 750W Powersupply. Inno3D 260 GTX.. Thats about all i can think of right now.
March 8, 2010 5:38:24 AM

I want to do the same thing... lol I want to overclock my 800mhz ram to 1066 mhz. Would I have to do this to go further past the OC that I made in my other thread jsc? E8500 @ 3.8 Ghz.

x9.5 multi, 400 mhz FSB, 1:1

I'm not sure if you have to first OC the memory in order to go higher? Because if I get it to 1066, then I could work my FSB up to be 533mhz if possible, therefore achieving 9.5 x 533 = 5.064 ghz? Correct me if i'm mistaken. Of course I don't want to go that high, but I do want to get above 4.0 ghz if possible.

(From this Thread)
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/266420-30-e8500-wolfd...
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March 24, 2010 9:27:54 PM

Micccx said:


I'm not sure if you have to first OC the memory in order to go higher? Because if I get it to 1066, then I could work my FSB up to be 533mhz if possible, therefore achieving 9.5 x 533 = 5.064 ghz? Correct me if i'm mistaken. Of course I don't want to go that high, but I do want to get above 4.0 ghz if possible.

(From this Thread)
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/266420-30-e8500-wolfd...

I don't. Right now all I have are Core2 systems running DDR2 in Gigabyte motherboards. I start by setting the memory clock to twice the FSB. Then when I increase the FSB freq, the mem clock increases in proportion. I do not try to run the memory faster than 1:1.

Some of us discus memory overclocking here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/251715-29-ratio-myth
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