how do i overclock my ram ?

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October 20, 2009 at 00:35:12
Specs: Windows 7
Hi! I am having some difficulties overclocking my ram, i kinda know how to do it for the cpu (i just change the multiplier in the bios) but what about the ram ? it's rather confusing with all the timings and stuff. at the moment i have the fsb/dram ratio set to i've done some research an i've learned it should actually be 1:1 ...?? so i dunno, why don't u guys jump in and give a hand please ? thank you!

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October 20, 2009 at 05:37:23
You need to do some more research. The CPU:DRAM ratio is a requirement for Intel based systems, not AMD. AMD systems haven't used a FSB in years, therefore there is no 1:1 requirement. Intel finally did away with the FSB in it's Core i5 / i7 systems.

When you change the CPU multiplier on an AMD system, you also change the RAM speed. What you need to do is make sure the RAM is running at 400MHz (DDR800) don't necessarily have to overclock it. But without knowing which CPU you have, what your multiplier setting is & which board you have, it's impossible to offer any help.

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October 21, 2009 at 13:13:34
ok. well, my processor is an amd phenom II 940 stock clocked to 3.0 Ghz, my mobo is a MSI k9n2 diamond board, i'm running my processor at 15 x 200 Mhz... and the ram frequency is 400 Mhz...that's wat it says in bios.. now...any ideas on that ram ? if u need any more details i will try to provide them. fact is i bought this ram cuz i heard i could oc it. i just don't know exactly how.. i bet it's simple though

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October 28, 2009 at 19:01:23
with the way you are doing it, you wont gain as much performance as you could. you gain a lot more by increasing the FSB than the multiplyer.

you might try moving the FSB to 300 and the multiplyer to 10. that would give you much more performance than what you have right now. that is, if you want to keep it at 3.0ghz

as to the ram though, it sounds like you know about as much as i do.

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October 28, 2009 at 20:36:52
mr clark25, AMD systems don't have a FSB & haven't used one for many years. 15 x 200 performs the same as 10 x 300.

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October 29, 2009 at 02:16:39
ok, you sound like yuo know your way around this, i got myself cpu-z and the memory numbers are as follows:
dram freq - 400 mhz
fsb:dram - 1:2
CL - 6
tRCD - 6
tRP - 6
tRAS - 18
tRC - 24
CR - 2T

NB frequency is 1800 mhz

is there somethin i can do to speed it up ?? (it's supposed to be overclockable!) :))
i appreciate any help.

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