Why You Should Overclock Your RAM


  1. Posts : 592
    windows 10 pro
       #1

    Why You Should Overclock Your RAM


    Why You Should Overclock Your RAM (It’s Easy!)

    I did not know that you could do this. Does anyone here routinely do this with their hardware?
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  2. Posts : 4,395
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
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    phaedruspress said:
    Why You Should Overclock Your RAM (It’s Easy!)

    I did not know that you could do this. Does anyone here routinely do this with their hardware?
    LOL. That's so funny!

    I read the same article this morning and thought that it was horribly written.
    Let's see what other have to say, but I have no intention to touch mine.

    The author even has the courage to say, "It's easy." -> Scary!

    FWIW
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  3. Posts : 8,687
    Mac OS Catalina
       #3

    Heddings is someone that you just laugh and move on after reading his articles. Everything he posts is gleamed from other articles.
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  4. Posts : 46
    Win 10 Pro 64b 21H2 19044.1706
       #4

    Me, I like my computer to work 100% reliably, day in, day out. I even only use CPUs that support ECC memory.

    If you like living on the edge, and having BSODs occur randomly, day to day, then overclocking is just up your alley.
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  5. Posts : 4,395
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #5

    There's no real point to performing an OC on RAM, even if you can do it.

    I'm quickly losing respect for How-To Geek.
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  6. Posts : 8,687
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       #6

    Compumind said:
    There's no real point to performing an OC on RAM, even if you can do it.

    I'm quickly losing respect for How-To Geek.
    Add to that a lot of sites. Even BC is buying into some of the FUD out there. Abrams will probably block me after I pointed out that there is no backdoor unlock in iOS.
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  7. Posts : 402
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #7

    upsides: potential minor increase in performance.... maybe.

    downsides: possibly corrupting your windows install and/or your bios.

    been there....done that....got the t shirt.

    peace
    wanna
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  8. Posts : 205
    Win 10
       #8

    OC your ram for the longest time was not worthwhile as most app never see the performance increase, only benchmarks show big numbers.
    That has changed a little over time, modern games do see now some increase, but it depends on settings like res and your HW. Ryzen gets a boost with memory freq because of the mesh fabric *communication between core modules).

    Just like OC your CPU it depends on how hard you push things if you want 100% stable you need to back max OC down.
    Now with ram OC, even more, time and testing are needed, it might not be worth time as it takes a long time with so many settings.

    What I do is I test with a bootable USB stick with memtest on it, so "if" any issues I see them before booting into OS were things could go sideways fast if you don't know what you're doing.

    For 95% of users, it probably not worth your time.

    PS: Oh the article is bad, cause it makes it seem so easy to OC ram, which it is but validating and testing is not.
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  9. Posts : 16,089
    Windows 11 Pro X64
       #9

    OCing RAM is fun and easy for bench test. If your not into benching I wouldn't bother
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