Question Overclock of DDR3 memory 1600 to 1886 - marginal gains?

Jul 27, 2020
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System specs:
Xeon E5 1650 V2 (6 cores, 12 threads), overclocked to 4.2 Ghz on air (stable, tested with multiple stress testing programs)
Chinese X79 mobo (Machinist)
24 Gb memory (dual channel) - 2 x 8 Gb, 2 x 4 Gb. All 1600 Mhz
120 Gb M.2 - Windows 10 and some programs
Games on 500 Gb SSD and 2Tb hard drive
MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X 6G Graphics Card

The BIOS options on the motherboard are limited; however, I can force the memory to 1886. However, I have avoided this currently as I am reluctant to mess with the memory timings.

The PC is mainly used for gaming and runs all games at 1080p at 100+ FPS.

My question is would there be any gains, other than marginal, for overclocking the memory?

In other words, would anyone bother or just leave as is.

Many thanks in advance.
 

faalin

Judicious
If its running at 1600Mhz i would just leave it, if anything you might be able to tighten timings there. Having 2 different sized kits running together is hard enough, trying to OC them may cause more issues then what you want to play around with.
 

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