I have a q9550 cpu currently running quite stable at 3.3Ghz. In order to overclock further, i need to raise my memory frequenct as well. I want to reach a clock of 3.8 Ghz with my cpu, which means that my 800 Mhz memory needs to be overclocked to about 900 Mhz. My RAM has decent heat spreaders (shown in pic below) and my case has good cooling (NZXT Tempest with 6 fans). Is there any way I can reach 900 Mhz? if not, how far can i go? thank you.
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Just like your cpu, we can not tell you how far your ram will overclock. You will have to test it yourself. I kind of doubt you will reach 900mhz though. Also, you can decrease the effect of raising the fsb on the ram by switching the ration to 1:1.
yes but even when the ratio is 1:1, I can't set my fsb higher than 1600 Mhz with my 800 Mhz memory, can I? btw I raised it to 825 Mhz and it is still quite stable.