Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › XMP and Ram Overclocking help
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

XMP and Ram Overclocking help

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
hi all,

this is pretty much a one question issue , but i cant seem to find the straight forawrd answer im looking for, and my question is

if im overclocking ram would having XMP profile set make any difference to the overclocking, for example im using 1866mhz ram and iv got a stable 2133mhz overclock with XMP enable on Profile 1 (what ever profile 1 means)... but if i set the XMP to "off" would i be able to bump my oc a bit higher? or even to next level to 2400mhz?

thanks guys smile.gif
post #2 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by cursedprophet View Post

hi all,

this is pretty much a one question issue , but i cant seem to find the straight forawrd answer im looking for, and my question is

if im overclocking ram would having XMP profile set make any difference to the overclocking, for example im using 1866mhz ram and iv got a stable 2133mhz overclock with XMP enable on Profile 1 (what ever profile 1 means)... but if i set the XMP to "off" would i be able to bump my oc a bit higher? or even to next level to 2400mhz?

thanks guys smile.gif

It does not make a difference usually.
However, if you need to loosen the timings or adjust the RAM voltage, it might be best to disable XMP if XMP tries to stop you from making these adjustments.
Happy Overclocking! thumb.gif
X79-GCN
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K 4.5GHz HT GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 AMD R9-290X GEil Evo Potenza DDR3 2400MHz CL10 (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XR3501 35" Curved Corsair Vengeance K90 Seasonic X-1250 Gold (v2) Corsair 900D 
MouseAudio
Logitech G400s Senn HD 598 
  hide details  
Reply
X79-GCN
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K 4.5GHz HT GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 AMD R9-290X GEil Evo Potenza DDR3 2400MHz CL10 (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XR3501 35" Curved Corsair Vengeance K90 Seasonic X-1250 Gold (v2) Corsair 900D 
MouseAudio
Logitech G400s Senn HD 598 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
oh ok cool, ill give it a go, I was just a bit paranoid i guess if the XMP would take away from my overclock, basically depreciating it but if it makes no difference then i might as well leave it as is as im pretty much stable smile.gif

thanks Bradley smile.gif
post #4 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by cursedprophet View Post

oh ok cool, ill give it a go, I was just a bit paranoid i guess if the XMP would take away from my overclock, basically depreciating it but if it makes no difference then i might as well leave it as is as im pretty much stable smile.gif

thanks Bradley smile.gif

You're Welcome wink.gif
X79-GCN
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K 4.5GHz HT GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 AMD R9-290X GEil Evo Potenza DDR3 2400MHz CL10 (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XR3501 35" Curved Corsair Vengeance K90 Seasonic X-1250 Gold (v2) Corsair 900D 
MouseAudio
Logitech G400s Senn HD 598 
  hide details  
Reply
X79-GCN
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K 4.5GHz HT GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 AMD R9-290X GEil Evo Potenza DDR3 2400MHz CL10 (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XR3501 35" Curved Corsair Vengeance K90 Seasonic X-1250 Gold (v2) Corsair 900D 
MouseAudio
Logitech G400s Senn HD 598 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by cursedprophet View Post

oh ok cool, ill give it a go, I was just a bit paranoid i guess if the XMP would take away from my overclock, basically depreciating it but if it makes no difference then i might as well leave it as is as im pretty much stable smile.gif

thanks Bradley smile.gif

XMP are just pre-set BIOS settings that the manufacturer knows are stable. Ie. mhz, volts and timings. You can use it as a base and override the settings.

As a side note, you will not see much real world performance increase above 1600mhz. The higher you go the lower the gains in performance, as your system bottlenecks elsewhere. 2133 will benchmark faster then 1866 but you probably won't notice any difference when playing a game. I would not lower timings to get faster speeds btw, I would prefer to have 1866 CAS 9 than 2133 CAS 11. But that's just me, performance wise they would be very similar in bench and gaming.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
so you reckon lube back it down from 2133 to 1866 ? I havnt messed with the timing as I'm not to comfortabke Iv only bumped the dram voltage to 1.65v and pushed up the frequency from 1866 to 2200mhz which is stable now but if I turn off xmp would I clock back to 1600 or 1866? soz for sounding idiotic I'm just new to ram oc ing


thanks
post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by cursedprophet View Post

so you reckon lube back it down from 2133 to 1866 ? I havnt messed with the timing as I'm not to comfortabke Iv only bumped the dram voltage to 1.65v and pushed up the frequency from 1866 to 2200mhz which is stable now but if I turn off xmp would I clock back to 1600 or 1866? soz for sounding idiotic I'm just new to ram oc ing


thanks

If you haven't changed the timings just upped the freq on the ram, and it's stable. I see no reason to go back down. Just saying, the benefits from ram OC'ing at the speeds you are at are marginal at best.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › XMP and Ram Overclocking help