Is Overclocking 1333MHZ to 1600MHZ Possible

Ok guys i have 10Gb of DDR3 10600 1333MHZ Ram you might wonder why so much ram installed o-0 simple reason i work now say if i lose my job i wont have the money too maximise pc performance so maxing everthing now is a must but its strange i installed all 10gb of ram and then some wierd idea popped in my mind my motherboard supports up to 1600MHZ is it possible to overclock my currant 1333MHZ to 1600MHZ in a healthy mode thanks

( i could buy ram sinks on ebay to help with temp ;-) )

PS if so anyone has any helpfull guides links they could share with me i would realy appreciate it im very new to overclocking but have been building pcs for years o-0 lol

Thanks

Joe
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  1. it all depends on hardware you have used, I do not care how much you have, ideally using only overclocked dual channel regardless of size. Ram 1333 (667) to 1600(800) is usually done with the FSB (which is automatic to overclock the CPU) or change the divider, and increase the voltage.
  2. crispy:
    You can try it, but the more RAM sticks you have installed the less likely it is to successfully overclock. Plus the performance benefit is rarely worth the hassle. Overclocking the CPU and/or graphics card will give much better performance boosts.
  3. List system specs... The newer IMC based chips handle lots of ram and overclocking ram A Ton better than the older discrete memory controllers on board. On a side note why 10GB, Seems like a strange number. I agree with leaps, it's really not worth overclocking ram in most cases, but that your call.
  4. 1- Easy answer? Yeah, it's possible
    2- Is it stable? You need to find that
    3- How to know if it's stable? Testing
    5- What depends of that? Components and skills
  5. sportsfanboy said:
    List system specs... The newer IMC based chips handle lots of ram and overclocking ram A Ton better than the older discrete memory controllers on board. On a side note why 10GB, Seems like a strange number. I agree with leaps, it's really not worth overclocking ram in most cases, but that your call.


    My PC specs are

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Edition
    AMD Phenom 2 955 Quadcore black Editon
    10Gb 10600 1333MHZ ( Thats three 2GBs and one 4 GB Dimm )
    Powercool Extreme Power 1050 Watt Power Supply
    Zotac GTX 460 768MB Edition
    2TB Seagate 64MB Harddrive

    Motherboard is Asrock M3A770DE Which this board supports up to 1600MHZ DDR3 im just thinking with the proper cooling method is overclocking possible this board is reasonably new and has the latest drivers unsure on BIOS Version what do you guys think thanks

    PS
    the reason i have 10GB is im a sucker to PC upgrading its too much fun and ram is dirt cheap on ebay i couldnt resist lol
  6. lol

    It doesn't matter as long as he is happy with the system's performance.
  7. The only thing that I see here is the worst RAM configuration
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