Question Can i overclock ram on another motherboard

chriswa2002

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Hey, so i bought some 3200mhz ram and it turns out, my hp motherboard does not have memory overclocking options, (its a prebuilt pc) the default ram 2x4gb 3200mhz was indeed at 3200mhz. But i don't wanna replace the motherboard and EVERYTHING, so can i go to a computer center and ask for someone to overclock the ram? if the ram is overclocked on another motherboard will it stay the same speed when i put it in my motherboard? The reason i want to do this, is to check if the ram speed is affecting gpu usage, since the gpu usage is not reachong 100% in some games. Thanks for helping in advance!
 

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Hey, so i bought some 3200mhz ram and it turns out, my hp motherboard does not have memory overclocking options, (its a prebuilt pc) the default ram 2x4gb 3200mhz was indeed at 3200mhz. But i don't wanna replace the motherboard and EVERYTHING, so can i go to a computer center and ask for someone to overclock the ram? if the ram is overclocked on another motherboard will it stay the same speed when i put it in my motherboard? The reason i want to do this, is to check if the ram speed is affecting gpu usage, since the gpu usage is not reachong 100% in some games. Thanks for helping in advance!
No.
The OC settings are held in the BIOS, on the motherboard.

The RAM itself knows nothing.
 

chriswa2002

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16gb ram stuck at 2133mhz
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(the cpu is not making any bottleneck, in pubg for example gpu can reach 100% while the cpu is at 40%, the cpu is really really good. In csgo the gpu runs between 60 to 80 and cpu 20-40~ with 200fps.
 

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16gb ram stuck at 2133mhz
m.2 ssd

(the cpu is not making any bottleneck, in pubg for example gpu can reach 100% while the cpu is at 40%, the cpu is really really good. In csgo the gpu runs between 60 to 80 and cpu 20-40~ with 200fps.
Well, yeah. That RAM needs to be faster.

But if you can't do it with your motherboard, you don't have a lot of options.


But...if you're getting 200FPS, leave it alone. Enjoy.
 

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