I was wondering if it would be possible to install these new sticks (they're the same as the currently installed ones)
without losing the overclock on my processor. I can navigate around a BIOS and have a limited knowledge of overclocking,
but I have never done it myself, and I am not confident in my ability to regain the current overclock safely.
I was thinking it might be possible to change the voltage of the actual ram slots but as I said my knowledge of any of this is limited.
Any help will be much appreciated as otherwise I wasted money on a necessary upgrade
When I installed the new ram the computer wouldn't boot up, there was just a black screen and it didn't make its usual bleep when I removed the new modules everything worked perfectly. When I contacted the company who put my computer together, they said I would be unable to add new ram without losing the current processor overclock.
I hope that clarifies things.
Have you tried to use the new ram by itself to see if it works with the OC on its own?
Sometimes filling up all the RAM slots stresses things and could make an OC unstable. There is also the possibility that the new RAM doesn't OC as well as the old, or that the old and new sets just don't "play well" together.
Yes they are the same sticks, just with larger amounts of memory. I think what has happened is, that a setting has been changed for the overclock somewhere, and the current ram modified to work on these settings. So any new ram won't work.
You can always try resetting your bios to factory or optimized defaults. Installing the ram and then reconfiguring your bios to get get it running OC around what you had before. Just take down the values for the OC first as a reference.
If they are the same series RAM and the same sticks it should work still.
What are the exact specs of the ram you have (Manufacturer, series, size) for both the ones in your computer and the ones you just got?