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OC 1600mHz RAM on a 1333mHz motherboard?

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Hi, so i have:
MOBO: ASUS P7P55D-E LX (LGA1156)
RAM: G.Skill 4 x 4GB 1600 mHz (9-9-9-24)
CPU: Intel Core i3 550 @ 3.20GHz
pretty sure rest doesnt matter.
anyway my ram is running at 1333 and my bios wont let me overclock it, only downclock it. is there any way(or reason) i can/should try and get it to 1600? My ram seems to do fine, it idles around 10% usage and during intense games only jumps to around 40% so would it make sense to try? or should i just leave it?
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You can oc the Ram by playing around with the BLCK but it would make more since to oc the CPU if you have a decent cooler/PSU.
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Can you overclock that chip past 4.4Ghz?
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Can you overclock that chip past 4.4Ghz?
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1st: but wouldent incrementing bclk raise everything? Every thing is already unproportional, my cpu and gpu crap out at about the same stress level(only cause my gpu was overclocked using its native software), but my RAM stays cool even under high.stress loads.
2nd: idk if It will go past 4.4, I just got the corsair h55 liquid cooler for my CPU so maybe but I kinda doubt it
3rd:thanks for posting those specs
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