Originally Posted by Jedson3614
Can you elaborate on this , I was messaging SIN
Im confused about your guide. The term overclocking memory confuses me. What I mean is this. if your overclocking, Say i bought 1866 mhz ram, many people including you have suggested drop your speeds to say 1600 mhz. In your guide you refer to overclocking memory and agent voltage and analog and digital IO being helpful during this. Say I overclock the CPU and its stable at 4.2 but I lowered my ram speeds to get there. My ram I bought is rated at 1866 , but then because 4.2 is unstable with 1866 and i'm trying to raise that, is this considered overclocking, i'm only trying rated values. Would I then try to raise agent voltage just to be stable at rated values fro ram.
Any ram running faster than 1333 is, by definition, overclocked. RAM "rated" speed is just the tested and certified overclock that the manufacturer says that module is capable of. All RAM defaults to 1333 when you put it in, you have to set the speed & timings to get it to run at any other speed. The speed you are actually able to achieve is dependent on a lot of factors, including your chip's individual memory controller quality, your power supply, your bios, and your cpu clock.
So, yes, it is still overclocking, even if you have to dial back your ram "speed" temporarily to diagnose a larger issue. In a perfect world, you should be able to then diagnose what needs to be adjusted to reach the speed your ram is rated for -- although there are still no guarantees (see paragraph 1)