Question Overclocking RAM was too easy ?

kuba2002.11

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I have 2x8gb HyperX Fury 2666hz ram. I've tried overclokcing it but I've just changed the frequency from 2666 to 3200 (XMP is ON) and nothing else. I've read a lot about having to change timings, DRAM voltage and other stuff, but is it really necessary if everything works fine on AUTO ?
 
If 3200 was XPM on that was the Overclock settings for "What you've read".
Its an profile intergrated into RAM's Chip, which are factory overclock settings.
Thats easiest way.
Hardest way, get tight timings (lower is better with higher frequency, most of time), etc. (In short its complicated)
 

jasonf2

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If you had an xmp profile and your are running it it changed your settings for you. XMP adjusted timings etc. to a quasi known overclock setting. It doesn't work with every ram/board/cpu combo though. I am glad to hear it worked for you.
 

kuba2002.11

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Ram latency doesn't really concern me because I'm using an intel CPU but kind of weird it's that high while the model I bought should be CL16 and it's showing CL20
 

kuba2002.11

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look like is overclock, but the timing is really bad
I hope CL20 at 3200hz is still better than CL16 at 2666hz. I've read somewhere that the ram latency doesn't matter as such if you have an Intel cpu as it would matter with Ryzen
The timing is still 16/18/18/39 in Bios so...
It's all Auto but shows 16/18/18/39 grayed out, and the funny part is if I try to manually set it to 16/18/18/39 I get a blue screen and it has to restart to default for me to even power on my pc
 

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