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Right now I'm at 400x9 for 3.6mhz on a Q6600. My memory is linked and synched, its 800mhz RAM, so I'm good there. But if I wanted to go higher than 3.6, like 422 x 9 for 3.8mhz, that would mean that my RAM was running at 844.

While I've learned alot on this forum about CPU and GPU overclocking, I'm still a little fuzzy on how memory fits into the picture. Basically, how much can I overclock my RAM. Right now my RAM voltage is set to Auto, i think, and I know it's max is 2.1. So how high can I go if I up the voltage to 2.1.

And also, lets say the answer is "you can't overclock 800mhz RAM more than 850mhz". Would that mean that if I wanted to keep my RAM at a 1:1 ratio, all I would have to do is buy faster RAM? For instance, wouldn't 1000mhz RAM allow me to up my FSB to 500?
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Caviar SE 16 250gb Lite-On LH-20A1L-06 Vista 64 22" LCD 
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Loosen timings to 6-8-8-10 and increase DRAM Voltages to about 2.2V That will tell you, ballpark, how high you can OC your RAM. However, for decent RAM, 844 MHz should be no problem, even at stock timings and Voltages.
    
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i7 4790k @ 4.7GHz Asus Z97 Pro Gaming EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 @ 2050 MHz 32GB G Skill Sniper DDR3-2133 
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Intel 600p m.2 512GB Crucial M500 SSD 960GB Toshiba X300 HDD 3TB LG Blu Ray Burner 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k @ 4.7GHz Asus Z97 Pro Gaming EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 @ 2050 MHz 32GB G Skill Sniper DDR3-2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 600p m.2 512GB Crucial M500 SSD 960GB Toshiba X300 HDD 3TB LG Blu Ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Cooler Master Nepton 240m Windows 10 Pro Samsung 34" Curved Ultrawide (3440x1440) Samsung 22" Portrait (1080x1920) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Poker II Cherry MX Brown, KBParadise V80 Cherry... EVGA G2 650W Cooler Master Silencio 652s Steelseries Sensei Wireless 
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Tekmat SIG 556 SMSL Q5 Pro DAC Bowers & Wilkins DM601 
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