Originally Posted by Dissolution187
The whole ram thing is very confusing....I just read a whole guide that said to bump up my ram once I had a stable clock speed. I already found a stable clock speed as well as a stable NB configuration. Ram is now confusing the **** out of me.
You're better off leaving RAM at stock and not overclocking it as you're likely never going to do HWBot or benching contests. The real world benefits won't be noticeable in any of the daily applications you use, most likely.
The one thing you might want to fool around with on your RAM is timings (which is technically overclocking as well). Lowering from CL 9 to 7 can 'feel' much snappier when working around your OS and 2T to 1T may or may not be noticeable as well.
Originally Posted by Bubba Hotepp
I'm surprised you were even able to boot after setting the base frequency to 1600 (that makes it DDR3 3200).
On this board, when you select your DRAM speed, it selects the doubled data rate
, not the base rate. So 1600 would be correct.