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Hi, i want to know if i can pc my 16gb corsair xms3 1600 ram. i know it is nearly pointless, i just want to get the satisfaction of overclocking my ram.

if there is a good guide somewhere can you link me to it?

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Most guides are dated, but the principles have remained the same for years.
1. Loosen timings (higher latency clocks) to gain speed and remain at recommended voltage.
2. Bump up voltage (10-20% max) to gain speed but using rated timings.
3. A bit of both to gain speed and to find max speed your memory can handle.

Memory OCing only represents about 2-5% of total OC. With your CPU and chipset, you'll never perceive the OC. You'll only be able to measure it with a benchmark. Check out:
MaxxMem
Memory clock
CPU-Z
SiSoft Sandra

 

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Hi, i want to know if i can PC my 16gb corsair xms3 1600 ram. i know it is nearly pointless, i just want to get the satisfaction of overclocking my ram.
if there is a good guide somewhere can you link me to it?
thanks
Which model Corsair XMS3 2X8GB memory are you using?

I was having problems getting my Corsair DDR3 2X4GB (2133) to work above 1333Mhz.
Posted my problem to the Corsair forums.
With in 24 hours someone had posted back with helpful memory settings, got my memory up to 1866Mhz.

Try posting your question(s) there, you might get some good feedback.
 

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Most guides are dated, but the principles have remained the same for years.
1. Loosen timings (higher latency clocks) to gain speed and remain at recommended voltage.
2. Bump up voltage (10-20% max) to gain speed but using rated timings.
3. A bit of both to gain speed and to find max speed your memory can handle.

Memory OCing only represents about 2-5% of total OC. With your CPU and chipset, you'll never perceive the OC. You'll only be able to measure it with a benchmark. Check out:
MaxxMem
Memory clock
CPU-Z
SiSoft Sandra

ok, so i increase the timings, by 1 - 2? and the voltage i understand

then how will i know the speed will be higher than 1600mhz, will it say?
 

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Increase the voltage to 1.65V, increase the speed to 1866Mhz, and see if it runs. If it doesn't loosen the timings by 1 and try again. Repeat until you find something that works.

You may also have to play with the IMC and other memory voltages.
 
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