Overclocking ram MHz or faster timing

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#1 Posted by awax187187 (203 posts) -

What's better when Overclocking ram faster times or more MHz?

#2 Posted by GTR12 (9545 posts) -

@awax187187: Umm both equally.

#3 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (3902 posts) -

Depends on other variables like CPU clock speed and voltages.

Neither make much of a difference to anything apart from bleeding edge benching.

#4 Edited by zaku101 (4348 posts) -

Neither, not worth it at all.. You'd never notice the difference. The only thing worth overclocking these days is the CPU.

#5 Posted by airshocker (29670 posts) -

I've tried overclocking my RAM but was getting stability issues. A few of the overclocking forums I frequent tend to agree with that. Overclocking RAM isn't really worth it.

#6 Edited by ShepardCommandr (2673 posts) -

Both if you can.I run my 1600Mhz sticks at 2133Mhz and have noticed a slight improvement on the minimum frame rates.

i wouldn't recommend setting your ram voltage higher than 1.65v though.

#7 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14022 posts) -

Just leave it as 1600mhz if it can.

#8 Posted by Grey_Eyed_Elf (3873 posts) -

It doesn't matter what speed it is as long as its DDR3 at you have 8GB's or more.

#9 Posted by naz99 (1351 posts) -

@Grey_Eyed_Elf said:

It doesn't matter what speed it is as long as its DDR3 at you have 8GB's or more.

This.

Hardly worth the effort for what would be an unnoticable increase in performance

#10 Edited by JigglyWiggly_ (23548 posts) -

There's a general formula

2000 x (CL / Speed ) = Latency in nanoseconds (ns)

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6372/memory-performance-16gb-ddr31333-to-ddr32400-on-ivy-bridge-igp-with-gskill

It also depends on the application, games tend to like lower cas latency, while programs like winrar prefer throughput.