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I overclocked my i3-530 Last night go itr from 2.9ghz to about 3.7ghz (Stock Cooling) And Just wondering if my DRAm Speed is just bottlenecking the CPU Speed?

DRAm Freq is 680.1 mhz (According to Cpu-z)

Core speed is:3740.6mhz (Cpu-z)

I am 4gb DDR3 1333 Ram, so Am i really gaining Much from what I did, or do I have no idea what I am talking about smile.gif
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post #2 of 7
that's normal. that freq is separate from the 1333. happens to me smile.gif
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When I pushed the DRAM Up to 1600 I had issues, Why is that?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ObscureVisions;12425288 
When I pushed the DRAM Up to 1600 I had issues, Why is that?

Could be... Insufficient DRAM Voltage, Too low of DRAM Timings.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LethalRise750;12425741 
Could be... Insufficient DRAM Voltage, Too low of DRAM Timings.

How can I know for sure?
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post #6 of 7
RAM speed only really makes a difference in memory testing synthetic benchmarks, maybe a decent gain in linpack, but no difference in real world performance.

1333 is fine, especially for that lowly i3 dual core.

In my experience RAM oc is a nightmare, much more difficult to stabilize and find faults than a cpu oc.
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post #7 of 7
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So my Ram speed wont slow me down if i Overclock Further?
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