Any point to overclocking RAM?

TheViper

Distinguished
Games and apps will each respond a little differently. Some will show almost no difference while others will reduce lag and faster texture switching.

Messing with RAM works best in conjunction with overclocking the CPU.
 

OvrClkr

Splendid
Moderator
I do see a performance gain if we are talking about lower timings, meaning for example if you go from 5-5-5-15 to 4-4-4-12. In terms of raising the FSB the performance gains are minimal.
 
Short answer: no.

Faster ram or better timings do result in better synthetic benchmark scores, sometimes a dramatic improvement.

But... The faster ram does not translate to significantly reduced application times or higher FPS. Think 2% or so. Toms has had some articles on this for various platforms. Search for "ram scaling"
 

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