I have a single
Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB RAM stick installed (cml16gx3m2a1600c10) - http://www.corsair.com/en-gb/vengeance-low-profile-16gb-dual-channel-ddr3-memory-kit-cml16gx3m2a1600c10
The default (X.M.P) settings for the RAM stick were
1600MHz with Timings: 10,10,10,27 with CR - 2
I was reading around on OC'ing my RAM and read how CR 1 is better than CR 2 then saw few other posts saying how it doesn't matter much etc but went ahead and changed it to CR 1. So far it was good.
Then I went ahead and tried to OC my memory.
I went from
1.5V - 1600MHz - 10,10,10,27,CR-1
1.65V - 1866MHz - 10,11,11,31,CR-1
I did a few benchmark tests in AIDA64 and the read,write and latency improved slightly.
Default settings 1600MHz - 10,10,10,27,CR-1 @ 1.5v
New settings - 1866 - 10-11-11-31-CR1 @ 1.65v
I suppose this is a small change, but I was hoping If I could get some advice on whether this small OC was worth it. I do not go for benchmark scores or anything, i mainly use my computer for gaming, and currently trying to squeeze whatever performance I can out of my old rig.
i5 3570k @ 4.3GHz 1.2v
MSI GTX 970 (OC'd)
PSU: Corsair TX650
Was this OC worth it for possibly a small performance boost? Adding the extra voltage and messing with the frequency and timings, or should I just go back to stock, 1600MHz 10,10,10,27,CR1.
Thanks for your time.