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Old 14-02-2019, 10:27 PM   #1
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New to RAM overclocking

Hi all =)


Quite a while back, I posted a thread about an aging computer that I had. I decided to just change out the RAM and it was determined to be the cause of the BSODs. Turns out the corsair ram was the most problematic and I decided to pop it over to convergent systems and try my luck. We will see how that goes as I have a 8 week waiting window. In addition, a faulty SATA cable completely halted the detection of hard drives and it has been replaced.


Now, I have obtained 4 x 2GB Kingston HyperX 1066MHz DDR2 RAM to keep this rig running.


At 1.8V and a 5-5-5-18 timing it runs only at 800MHz.


Problem is, I do want to learn how to safely overclock without destroying the RAM or my MB.


Which values should I adjust? The GIGABYTE MB is exceptionally flexible to modify every single parameter so I don't really know which to start with.


See this guide here from page 40 onwards.


Which value should I change first? I obviously have to modify the timing to 5-5-5-15, but what about the voltages? Should I only change the DRAM voltage to 2.2 or 2.3V? What about the core and termination voltages? What about the channel specific voltages? I also read somewhere that the North Bridge voltage must be changed also... but by how much is a question that remains unknown.


Also, I am only using the stock heatsink for this RAM, is it necessarily to get an additional cooler if I am intending to overclock the RAM?


Specs for this computer are available in my previous thread (link in the first sentence...)


Appreciate everyone's help here, then perhaps I am more ready to overclock future more powerful rigs. I am learning how to overclock for training first.
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Last edited by it_geek; 14-02-2019 at 11:00 PM..
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