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Windows 7: Kingston HyperX ddr 3 1600 (cl 9) overclock ( 16 GB)

23 Dec 2011   #1
subwoffer

Win 7 X64
 
 
Kingston HyperX ddr 3 1600 (cl 9) overclock ( 16 GB)

hey! i got a set of 4 sticks of ram ( 16 gb) . the stock speed they give is 1333 MHZ
and i want to change timing clocks , add a little voltage as well to squeeze the max of it ( of course with add cooling)
now, my motherboard (asus M4A88t-M) doesnt have AI TWEAKS options that makes the over clock easier .
in bios , in the ram OC section, there's a lot of short names (around 13) that has a clock speed for each one, and i dont know what should i change to lower timings ,and how much for get a-1600 (that must be working,because this ram officially supports it ) and maybe a bit more, some around 1700 mhz...


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25 Dec 2011   #2
subwoffer

Win 7 X64
 
 

.?.
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26 Dec 2011   #3
subwoffer

Win 7 X64
 
 

can i get any help here?
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26 Dec 2011   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Start with reading this,

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING AMD AM3 CPU's and RAM SPEEDS

1333 MHZ is right where it should be, and you may not be able to get it to 1600 MHz with running 4 sticks.
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27 Dec 2011   #5
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

and in the real world you wont see any performance gain from faster ram speeds.
I run my 1866mhz ram at 1333mhz, mainly as i cant be bothered to increase its stock voltage to 1.65v.
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28 Dec 2011   #6
subwoffer

Win 7 X64
 
 

wow....so .... well im confused , you telling me not to increase any perfomance on the ram, while the Manufacturer says it is 1600 mhz without any OC ....
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28 Dec 2011   #7
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

You won't see any performance gain, unless your the type of person who edits full 1080p videos in real time, and even then its not the difference between night and day.

If the maximum bandwidth for your cpu is 1333mhz then having faster will give you no gain. And like stormy said you might not even be able to run all 4 sticks at 1600
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28 Dec 2011   #8
subwoffer

Win 7 X64
 
 

well thank you for your answer...
one last question :
how do i see the difference between 4 GB that i had once and 16 gb that i have now ?
i mean, windows had enough of 4 GB to run smoothly games, win itself and multitasking wasnt that bad, now when i got 16 im not really sure what ive done ..*stupid*\

btw thats the reason i wanted to squeeze the max of these ram stick for ,maybe, get some difference and feel it
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28 Dec 2011   #9
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 
Kingston HyperX ddr 3 1600 (cl 9) overclock ( 16 GB)

Well you've basically just answered your own question. You don't need 16gb or ram, your system was fine before with 4.

Add ram these days doesn't give the performance boost that it used to, anything over 4gb and you won't notice the difference, it will just be able to cope with more.

If you want a performance boost, I suggest getting an SSD that will make things go whooooosh! That will make it feel like a whole new computer
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28 Dec 2011   #10
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by subwoffer View Post
wow....so .... well im confused , you telling me not to increase any perfomance on the ram, while the Manufacturer says it is 1600 mhz without any OC ....

You are using AMD which will always hold the RAM to 1333 mhz even thought it is 1600mhz

Only way to increase if you are overclocking the CPU so you will be forced to increase ram speeds

Other then that simply Oc'ing the ram won't do much

Most AMD boards will hit the 1600mhz mark but off of OC'ing and 16 gigs of ram won't help you achieve it

If you try 8 gigs more do-able then 16 more ram more issues when trying to Overclock

I hope this explains it a little better
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