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I have 8GB of RAM that I was wonder if I could overclock and if so would temps or reliability be a major concern? It's G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231459

I'm not concerned about lowering timings but instead going from 1600 to say 1866.
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without changing anything, change frequency to 1866 and see what happens. If that doesn't work (no post) try increasing the voltage to 1.65v and try again. Now if it doesn't post try loosening the timings to 8-8-8-24 with 1.65v and try again.

Whenever you get it to post run memtest or prime blend for a few hours to test stability altenativly run hyperpi or superpi.
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Temps wont differ much and those frequencis are possible, your not going to see an increase on performance so youre better running at stock.
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Temps wont differ much and those frequencis are possible, your not going to see an increase on performance so youre better running at stock.
Yep, memory just doesn't get too hot with reasonable voltages (as in under 1.9V), put a fan near it if temps make you uncomfortable.
Performance increase isn't really noticeable except in benchmarking where it gives you a score or time at the end, but even in everyday tasks the increase is there. Just hard to see a few milliseconds of difference, & in gaming may not even make a 1 FPS difference.
    
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Oh well if the difference is negligible I don't see a point in doing it then.

Thank you for the reply's.
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^^I agree^^

OC'ing your memory is virtually useless, unless your going to be running a lot of memory benchmarks, and even then, you'll only see a small improvement over 1600MHz.

For a Gaming rig, running your memory at stock timings and voltage will be your best bet!
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