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Windows 7: Overclock And DRAM Frequency

09 Jun 2010   #11

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bludgard69 View Post
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.
I used SetFSB on an HP Dv5000 series few years ago. That was working fine, i had to borrow the value from another similar HP Computer, 'cause could get the proper value working well. As said mpcrsc562 some stick Ram are faster than others.

Bios are most locked in Laptop, and modded bios that can be found are quite dangerous to use if you do not know how to revert back to original one, you have to find the same modded bios as the one installed to trick the thing.

You can also use something like RightMark CPU Clock Utility (RMClock) aswell here.

But i don't think both with SetFsb can be run together.

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12 Jun 2010   #12

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Hello,again.If I double my DDR,will my max. frequency still remain the same?(DDR2@333Mhz).Or is there some kind of esoteric formula that's involved?Thanks for any insight.
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13 Jun 2010   #13

7 Ultimate x64

Hi bludgard,

Memory is rated; RAM is not set at a certain speed. This means your 333MHz DDR will operate at a minimum of 333MHz, given stock voltage. It can run faster, and it can also run slower... by how much all depends on the quality of the IC's on the sticks.

In terms of memory, if you're able to run it faster without having to increase voltage, then you're not going to do any harm. The only questions are, "will it, and is it stable at this frequency?" If it's stable, with memtest before Windows, and either Orthos (dual Orthos if you have a quad) or Linpack within Windows, then you can run without worry of corrupting your OS.

It may run warmer, but not by a noticeable amount. However, when it comes to heat, every little bit hurts, so you do still have to be mindful of system temps as laptops are the worst environments in which to overclock... my advice on overclocking the RAM is the same as it was for overclocking your video card... it's not worth it... the laptop is too small, and the minimal gains you get aren't worth the risks you take given the machine's specs.

If you double the amount of RAM you have with more 333MHz RAM, they will still all operate at 333MHz. If you add RAM that is faster, they will all still operate at 333MHz (defaulting to the speed of the slowest stick), or whatever frequency you set.
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13 Jun 2010   #14

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Thank you for breaking it down for me.I've searched for this information-to no avail.I get specs and more specs,but no real working knowledge. Mabe I wasn't looking in the right place.Yea,I did some soul searching and commited to plan on building a suitable machine for play.(COMMITED TO PLAN ON)Sounds like me.Boy,I'll run a subject into the ground,huh?See ya again.:)
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