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Core vs Memory Question

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a b K Overclocking
February 5, 2013 12:55:16 AM

I know it is more beneficial to go for core clocks than memory, but I was wondering if I could possibly get stability / better performance by dropping my memory clock a bit and going for core.

As it stands, I am at these settings, and raising either one causes instability:

Gigabyte Radon HD 7870
Voltage 1299
Power +20%
Core 1175MHz
Mem 1400MHz (5.6GHz)

Temperatures are not a problem. Just wondering if dropping the memory clock could give me more leeway for core. I plan on messing around with it in the next few days, but I thought it would be nice to get some feedback first.

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a b K Overclocking
February 5, 2013 1:50:54 AM

Hello... Yes... when you overclock your GPU/CPU FSB, you need to underclock your RAM... Ram does not Overclock well, due to lack of cooling, that a GPU/CPU Fan can offer.
a b K Overclocking
February 5, 2013 10:57:24 AM

Ironsounds said:
Hello... Yes... when you overclock your GPU/CPU FSB, you need to underclock your RAM... Ram does not Overclock well, due to lack of cooling, that a GPU/CPU Fan can offer.

Well, I was referring to the GPU's memory, not the main system RAM.
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