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How do I overclock DDR3 1600 memory?

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January 31, 2010 10:51:27 PM

Well I'm quite new to overclocking, I overclocked my cpu (AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE Deneb 3.4GHz AM3 125W) to 3.6GHz and since its a BE I didn't have to mess with FSB frequency. I was just wondering how I'd be able to overclock my RAM which is the G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600. Would I just increase the voltage? Btw, I have the ASUS M4A79XTD EVO motherboard which supports up to 1800. When I go into BIOS I can't manually adjust the DRAM frequency, it only gives me the options: 800, 1333, 1600 and Auto. Though I can adjust the voltage. I just want to know what I have to do to OC the RAM. If I can OC it, how much better will it be? If the difference is really meager I don't think I'll overclock. Thanks!
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January 31, 2010 11:22:58 PM

It is pointless to overclock your memory. Makes no real world difference at all.
You buy 1600mhz memory to give you overclocking room for the processor. You do not buy memory for the sake of overclocking the memory.
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February 1, 2010 3:55:39 AM

Thanks.
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February 10, 2010 2:25:15 AM

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How do you set the RAM to run at the full 1600? Most motherboards have 1600 listed as (OC) in their list of supported memory speeds, so you need to overclock the motherboard to make the RAM run to spec, correct?

How exactly do you do this?
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February 10, 2010 7:44:42 PM

Don't even try it, 1650Mhz is the most I can get and it aint even 100% stable...

Now I run them at 1450Mhz with tighter timings and IMO it is as fast as it will get..
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February 10, 2010 7:48:43 PM

bootlegusher said:
Similar subject:

How do you set the RAM to run at the full 1600? Most motherboards have 1600 listed as (OC) in their list of supported memory speeds, so you need to overclock the motherboard to make the RAM run to spec, correct?

How exactly do you do this?


Go into the bios and change the DRAM frequency to 1600Mhz (800), then make sure your timings are keyed in correctly and last make sure you give the ram the correct voltage and you are done ;) 
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