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Windows 7: Do you think i should overclock my RAM and CPU?

16 Aug 2010   #11
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darknight125 View Post
thanks for all the help you guys provided me .Well to be honest i could never imagine that overclocking would require so many things to learn and do.Seems i will stick with my current system specifications until i have plenty of free time that i can spend researching and reading articles about succesfully overclocking.
A very wise choice you have just made. Well done


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16 Aug 2010   #12
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

My first rule of overclocking is "Don't do it if you can't afford to replace what you break."
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16 Aug 2010   #13
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If you wish to try it, just do your research & start slow.


And sometimes, speed isn't everything.

For example:
I could possibly be wrong here, but Im willing to bet if you just:

Set the DRAM FSB strap to 333/800 (So that the CPU is running stock and RAM at 800Mhz)
Then try to tighten the RAM timings to hopefuly to 4-4-4-12 or 4-4-4-15 youd get better memory performance over 1066Mhz and 5-7-7-24.
(may need to set DRAM Voltage to the higher end of reccomended though)

To get an idea of current memory bandwidth, just open a cmd prompt as admin and type:
winsatmem

Give it a sec, and it will give an estimate.
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17 Aug 2010   #14
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
If you wish to try it, just do your research & start slow.


And sometimes, speed isn't everything.

For example:
I could possibly be wrong here, but Im willing to bet if you just:

Set the DRAM FSB strap to 333/800 (So that the CPU is running stock and RAM at 800Mhz)
Then try to tighten the RAM timings to hopefuly to 4-4-4-12 or 4-4-4-15 youd get better memory performance over 1066Mhz and 5-7-7-24.
(may need to set DRAM Voltage to the higher end of reccomended though)

To get an idea of current memory bandwidth, just open a cmd prompt as admin and type:
winsatmem

Give it a sec, and it will give an estimate.
I agree. Start researching. Research OC enough so you can't get it wrong. If it's too much to go through, then just leave it. Like what User Wishmaster said, speed isn't everything.
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