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What benefits does overclocking RAM offer?

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July 2, 2012 7:01:12 PM

Hi everyone,

Recently I built a new rig primarily for gaming. The components are:

CPU: i5-2500k
Memory: Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 (4GB x 2)
Motherboard: Biostar TZ68A+
GPU: XFX Double D 7950


My motherboard supports memory speeds of up to 2100 Mhz, right now it's running at 1600 Mhz. I'm just wondering what kind of benefits are there to overclocking the RAM frequency in terms of FPS in games. Any input will be appreciated, thanks!

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July 2, 2012 7:11:58 PM

None really. 1600 is the "butter zone". Anything above that is only distinguishable in RAM related benchmarks and a few very specialized uses (not gaming though).
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July 2, 2012 7:12:44 PM

Best answer selected by carbonfountain.
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July 2, 2012 7:13:08 PM

Thanks, I googled around a bit and saw the anandtech article on this too.
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