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post #1 of 11
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Howdy. I've got 2x512 sticks of generic 'Transcend' ddr333 ram in my A8N-SLI mobo; the mobo supports up to ddr400 (and I'm kicking myself now that I didn't buy that when I had the chance). I'd like to kick the speed of my current ram up as much as is possible, but I'm pretty noobish at OC'ing and am nervous about frying the ram, or mobo, or whatever. Can I get a performance boost out of this, or should I just shell out for some Crucial memory after Christmas?

Thanks, guys. You're swell.
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post #2 of 11
Probably won't be able to. ~35Mhz is a big jump for budget RAM.

Definatly want to relax the timings to 3-5-5-8 and bump volts up to 2.9v or such if you want to give it a ago.
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post #3 of 11
nah 3,4,4,8 2T 2.8V and it should be able to do it... and dont worry you wont fry you ram if you get an error in memtest justback our overclock off a bit run it again so on and so on untill its stable
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Why does it need to be 100% stable? My RAM in my laptop is about 2% stable, but it runs 2 things at the same time!!
    
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Thanks, guys, reps all around. I'm gonna try some krazy krap tonight when I've got the chance. (gonna catch the matinee of Casino Royale this afternoon)
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Off topic: A fantastic film. Make sure you've got a few bags of popcorn, the film is damn long!
    
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A gig of DDR400 ram doesn't cost too much on Newegg nowadays. Even a gig of performance ram is only about $120.
    
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Cheetos316 View Post
A gig of DDR400 ram doesn't cost too much on Newegg nowadays. Even a gig of performance ram is only about $120.
Two problems:

1) My wife is in school right now, and our finances are stretched pretty thin (...but not so thin that we won't watch 007 in action! )

2) We live in Canuckland, and newegg snubs foreigners.

...but thanks for the input. I would like to push what I've got to the limit, because why not? it's free.
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Check out my RAM for sale in my thread.
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Also, if you are interested in some RAM, I have a pair of Corsair XMS DDR400 512mb sticks laying around that I've been too lazy to post.
    
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