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Anyone have any experience with overclocking Ram ? I was trying to Overclock my Vengeance Triple Ch 1600 DDR-3 Ram. I was changing my timings 9-10-9-27 1T 100... also tried 9-9-9-24 2T 146... I was using CPU-Z.. It doesn't seem to matter what i change my timing to I cannot get my DRAM Frequency to move. its stuck at 800 MHZ..

9-9-9-24 timing buddy was getting 900Mhz DRAM FREQ

9-10-9-27 timing buddy was getting 987Mhz DRAM FREQ

I've tried a few different timings but my DRAM FREQ is stuck at 800Mhz. I have noticed that my NB FREQ is different then theirs in both cases but I am not sure how to adjust it. My NB FREQ sits around 2666MHz.

Anyway I hope some of that makes sense if anyone has some overclocking experience please show a noob what to do :)
Posted Jul 31, 13 · OP
I forgot I also increased my Memory Voltage from 1.5 to 1.64.. still nothing Dram Freq stuck at 800mhz
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try to up the FSB(front side bus) as that will up ur ram, i havent done RAM OC'ing in years i just do CPU.

timings wont up ur MHZ
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_timings


one more thing you are doing this from the BIOS? if not then its fail all the way NEVER OC FROM WINDOWS well thats a lie because i OC my GPU from windows but RAM and CPU should be done from the BIOS

I run AMD so if u are on the Blue team its a lil different

try here
http://www.overclock.net/
http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/
they have some really good info, its best to read as much as u can before u just jump into it
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Posted Jul 31, 13 · Last edited Jul 31, 13
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RAM overclocking doesn't really do much anymore in the grand scheme of things. Good quality, stable RAM is better than overclocked RAM. Modern systems seem much more susceptible to the settings being tweaked than they used to and unless you are overclocking your system for the numbers, game performance and stability will often suffer rather than get any better.
Having said that, I like to squeeze every little noggin of speed out of my system that I can... I then reset it all when I want to do anything other than watch 3DMark :p assuming that didn't crash anyway :o

http://www.techradar.com/au/news/computing-components/upgrades/how-to-overclock-your-ram-1030286

Try there for some tips.
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Ram overclocking will get you next to no effect anyway unless you use a CPU/GPU combination in which case the question arises "What the fuck are you doing anyway?"

As said above the timings don't have a influence on the frequency they are a index on how big the latency between commands is. Also keep the Voltage as low as possible it tends to kill your components never ever go above 1,7V for ram.
For how to overclock usually your bios should have a function called Memory Frequency that is related to your CPU and depending on how much that can handle i would not advice going over 2133 Mhz since most CPUs wont even handle that on a stable basis. Another thing you can increase is BCLK/PCIE Frequency but that may crash your graphics cards or other PCIE depended devices as well. Decreasing Latency usually leaves you with a extremely unstable system if you dont got good ram so i would advice against it but you can try it at your own fault decrease it carefully and to tests between each change.

For testing your ram there once was a program called SomethingSomething Sandar or so see if you can find that.

In short overclocking RAM usually is useless just get more of it that does the same trick normally and since it is cheap as well. Why do you not run 32GB anyway? JK

In modern hardware there usually is no need of overclocking anymore since either you got cheap components that wont survive it anyway or you got the expensive ones that are faster than you really need.
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Posted Jul 31, 13
try to up the FSB(front side bus) as that will up ur ram, i havent done RAM OC'ing in years i just do CPU.

timings wont up ur MHZ
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_timings


one more thing you are doing this from the BIOS? if not then its fail all the way NEVER OC FROM WINDOWS well thats a lie because i OC my GPU from windows but RAM and CPU should be done from the BIOS

I run AMD so if u are on the Blue team its a lil different

try here
http://www.overclock.net/
http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/
they have some really good info, its best to read as much as u can before u just jump into it


hehe yea man I do my overclocking in bios.. I'm just very new at it and really have no idea what im doing lol. I didnt want to touch the FSB cause I thought that would mess with my cpu... I thought the timings uped the mhz but i guess i understood wrong I will check out your link ty
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Ram overclocking will get you next to no effect anyway unless you use a CPU/GPU combination in which case the question arises "What the fuck are you doing anyway?"

As said above the timings don't have a influence on the frequency they are a index on how big the latency between commands is. Also keep the Voltage as low as possible it tends to kill your components never ever go above 1,7V for ram.
For how to overclock usually your bios should have a function called Memory Frequency that is related to your CPU and depending on how much that can handle i would not advice going over 2133 Mhz since most CPUs wont even handle that on a stable basis. Another thing you can increase is BCLK/PCIE Frequency but that may crash your graphics cards or other PCIE depended devices as well. Decreasing Latency usually leaves you with a extremely unstable system if you dont got good ram so i would advice against it but you can try it at your own fault decrease it carefully and to tests between each change.

For testing your ram there once was a program called SomethingSomething Sandar or so see if you can find that.

In short overclocking RAM usually is useless just get more of it that does the same trick normally and since it is cheap as well. Why do you not run 32GB anyway? JK

In modern hardware there usually is no need of overclocking anymore since either you got cheap components that wont survive it anyway or you got the expensive ones that are faster than you really need.



I was just trying to get 7.9 on the windows index lol im stuck at 7.8 cause of my ram.. I'm running currently

i7 990 6 core proc
24gig of ddr 3 triple ch vengeance ram
intel ssd
gtx 580 nvidia.. need a new one soon
1050wat pwr supply

I think I may take your advice though it seems whenever i try to overclock my computer becomes unstable
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The added ram bandwith wouldn't make a difference really. But 800 mhz? What kind of DDR3 RAM is 800mhz? I don't think I ever saw DDR3 that low. Sure it's not 1600mhz but reads wrong in the BIOS? Also, don't know what motherboard you have but some might not support RAM above 1600mhz.

Your system is a pretty good one though, and the 580 is still good, equivalent to a 670, and just only barely slower than a 760, so I wouldn 't worry about upgrading that soon...
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Why do you have a 1050W power supply for that system a 600W 80%Gold or a 750W 75%Silver would be enough.

Also the Windows index means shit. I write this currently from a 8 Year old PC (My old one now owned by my sister) and this thing still has a Index of 7.9 because it does not say shit about the system. (Actually took me some time to find it though)

Quick Edit that thing is still a beast and was a bit expensive to say the least back then.

Q6600 running on 4GHz
12GB DDR3 2GHz Tripple Channel
SLI 8800 GTX 768MB version (Those alone were like 2k $ back then)
5 x WD Raptor 10k running in a Raid.
800W Power supply

Still runs every game on good to high settings but looks just bad compared to my own rig. (EPEN MUHAHAHAHAHA)
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A gold rate power supply has to be at least 80% efficient at 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% load, so there is no such thing as 'overkill' on power supplies, common misconception. Of course, unless it's not 80 PLUS rated. Then it could be trouble.

In fact most power supplies have their highest efficiency peak at 50% load. So if your system draws ca. 500W, then 1000 - 1050W could be ideal. (Again, depends on the PSU)
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