Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Overclock And DRAM Frequency


09 Jun 2010   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Overclock And DRAM Frequency

I heard that notebooks shouldn't be oc-ed,yet I had to experiment.I got the 1.6G up to 1.9G.Everything ran smooth.Temps remained the same.Prime95 ran torture test for 4 hours and no problems.Performance was increased and stable. My only concern is that the DRAM frequency went over the specified max(333mhz) to like 360mhz.I have since refrained from oc-ing for reasons of possibly damaging the DDR2.Are my concerns over this legitamate?I also ran m mem diagnostics_pagefile-off,extended.No issues. I'm getting my temps and speeds from CPUID products.I think they are pretty accurate. Thanks for any insight.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

09 Jun 2010   #2

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Did I post in the wrong forum?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2010   #3
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bludgard69 View Post
Did I post in the wrong forum?
Dunnot think so....! Maybe some screenshots and programs used will help more?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


09 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bludgard69 View Post
I heard that notebooks shouldn't be oc-ed,yet I had to experiment.I got the 1.6G up to 1.9G.Everything ran smooth.Temps remained the same.Prime95 ran torture test for 4 hours and no problems.Performance was increased and stable. My only concern is that the DRAM frequency went over the specified max(333mhz) to like 360mhz.I have since refrained from oc-ing for reasons of possibly damaging the DDR2.Are my concerns over this legitamate?I also ran m mem diagnostics_pagefile-off,extended.No issues. I'm getting my temps and speeds from CPUID products.I think they are pretty accurate. Thanks for any insight.
Yes, they are legitimate concerns. However, it does depend upon the type of ram you are using. Some ram can take running out of spec better than other types. Since this:
Quote:
I heard that notebooks shouldn't be oc-ed...
and you are comfortable in doing it to your notebook, then you should go into your bios and check the ram timings and set the frequency back one step (from 333MHz to 266MHz -- if you can even do it with your laptop) That way, when you increase the clock speed, the ram will increase too, but not over the 333MHz which is the spec for your DDR2-667 ram)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Screen-Shots

If I understand correctly,I can't change BIOS on this notebook.It's why I used SETFSB.I've tried AMD Overdrive but most controls were greyed out.BIOS again is my guess.By the way,thanks for response.


Attached Thumbnails
Overclock And DRAM Frequency-norm.png  
Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, I didn't think you'd have much chance in changing the BIOS.

AMD Overdrive is supposed to be for the 7-Series chipset from AMD, so it wouldn't surprise me that most of the features are grayed out.

I've never heard of SETFSB, but if it has an option to set the ram frequency, then set it one step back from 333MHz, or to 266MHz)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2010   #7

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hi,again mpcrsc562.There are no control settings.I think only Front side bus.Thanks again for response.SetFSB_HomePage
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Man...............I'm gonna have to get a desktop to play with.Too many restrictions on Laptop.This is going to turn out to be an exspensive hooby.Could spend money and time on worse things............
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bludgard69 View Post
Man...............I'm gonna have to get a desktop to play with.Too many restrictions on Laptop.This is going to turn out to be an exspensive hooby.Could spend money and time on worse things............
It's not the restrictions of a laptop, per se, it is that you have a store bought pc mass produced by a major pc manufacturer. If you had an Acer, HP, Dell, etc, desktop, you'd probably still be hampered in what you could do to it (by way of bios, overclocking, etc) without the use of some 3rd party software (as you have used with the SETFSB)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2010   #10

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks again for your timely and applicable response,mpcrsc562.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Overclock And DRAM Frequency




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Overclock And DRAM Frequency
Thread Forum
Solved DRAM frequency 400,true or false? PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
DRAM errors: from soft to hard News
Solved Question about FSB:DRAM ratio PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
ASUS Bios DRAM LED light codes Hardware & Devices
i5-2500k vs i7-2600k and DRAM compatibility Hardware & Devices
OCZ Stops Making DRAM, Focuses on SSDs News
Non-volatile DIMMs: immortal DRAM? News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:04 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33