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I never oced ram or played with its timing. Is there a noticeable performance boost when you do so? What about 3dmark11, will I see a difference there? By how much?

my ram is running 9-9-9-24-2t at 1600. How far could I push it and what max voltage I should use?

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 11
You can really only put it to 1866 because of the way the Intel P67 chipset works. You can't really change BCLK like you could change FSB on older chipsets. It's not really worth it, you'll see no difference running 1866 instead of 1600 and you risk instability.
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post #3 of 11
Seems like my thread goes un-noticed

READ This: Overclocking & Choosing RAM for Sandybridge H67/P67/Z68.
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Not unnoticed at all, I was just going to post it...LOL
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Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
Seems like my thread goes un-noticed

READ This: Overclocking & Choosing RAM for Sandybridge H67/P67/Z68.
Cool I'll check it out.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
Seems like my thread goes un-noticed

READ This: Overclocking & Choosing RAM for Sandybridge H67/P67/Z68.
you should put it in your sig then so people see it.
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post #7 of 11
In real world you won`t see any difference. I played with my from ~800MHz up to 1460MHz. From CL11 to CL7. There is no performance "boost" noticeable. (Except benches of course). So tbh if you just leave your RAM alone you will be fine, too.
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post #8 of 11
Only noticeable when seeing how far your cpu can be pushed.
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post #9 of 11
The only real benefit you'll get is in whole system benchmarks, or memory benchmarks, and little at that!

You'll get better results in 3D11 with OC'ed cpu and video cards
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post #10 of 11
If those are the red Ripjaw X line (2GB sticks), mine go up to around 2250, but only up to 2133 was stable.

I lived at DDR3-1960, 9-10-9-24, 1.65v with mine for the longest time.

And yes you CAN adjust BCLK, just not very much. Make sure you keep your CPU multiplier low enough to compensate for the bump in BCLK though, if that's what you intend to do.

And honestly, its unnoticeable in every day things. The only thing it does is increase your e-peen, and your synthetic RAM benchmark scores. Nothing else I've found changes with RAM overclocking....not with Sandy Bridge at least.
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