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RAM - What can OCing do for me?

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In my signature rig, I have, what I like to consider, decent RAM. Its 1600mhz, though I think I might only be sitting at 1333 in my BIOS.

With that very brief overview of what my situation is, my question is this: What will OCing my RAM actually do for me in terms of gaming? Is there a good guide to walk me through OCing it?
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post #2 of 9
It won't do much for you to be honest.

Why do you think it is sitting at 1333 in your BIOS? It is totally possible, you might have to manually set your timings.
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Not very much, maybe it'll show itself more in synthetic benches but that's about it. Gaming wise, non existant.
 
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post #4 of 9
you definitely won't see 20 fps, but there is a marked improvement from increasing frequency and tightening timings. As long as you stay in a safe voltage range you might as well get the best performance you can't out of your investment. Along the way you learn something and you know you are using your parts to their full potential. Overclocking your mem is like anything else, one step at a time. Change one variable, stresstest, adjust, move on.
post #5 of 9
I wouldn't even mess with it!!!!
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Well, this is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you very much!
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post #7 of 9
One of the main reasons folks upped their ram was to achieve higher cpu clocks via the fsb, which these days, intel wise, isn't really a problem anymore. Lots of muli's to play with now, and less need to up that fsb.
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post #8 of 9
Read this and hopefully it should help : http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...e-h67-p67.html

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post #9 of 9
I don't buy all this "won't do much"...i don't know about all of you who is saying this but to be honest with you i can tell the difference when you have SSD combined with very fest RAM in every day use especially on SB anything above 1600 will make you system a lot more responsive ,just my 2c
    
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