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Overclocking my RAM!


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ribl3t

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I have some cheap Ram that i got off of newegg. It was $79.99 for a Gig of PC3200. I know how to get into my BIOS and adjust the timing and i actually know what settings equal what speed of RAM. But, I am not sure if there is a limit on how high i can OC this crap. I want to try to keep this RAM from frying, so i want to know what a safe level is for it. I know I could go 3-4-4-8-1T and make my voltage 2.85-2.95v but that is 533MHz and its really only 400MHz, so I would just like to know if my RAM will overheat and if it will what is a safe level to OC it at?


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533Mhz on ram would be ambitous for even quality DDR400 i probably wouldt try it, i would be tempted to only got another 50Mhz on the clock and then stop value ram unless its one of the really good brands wont overclock at all, they get really fussy and higher volatges if its not rated to handle them will fry the ram.
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So basically your saying to not overclock my RAM? Ok I was looking at 2 Gigs of OCZ gold on newegg because they have a $45 mail in on the gold. Then i wouldnt even need to overclock so i guess the new PSU is going ot wait.

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Also be aware of the dangerous nature of overclocking and the need for good cooling the system as a whole. I wouldnt bother overclocking value ram though it wont handle it well.
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chyeah.....i can tell you about it
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