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Speed things up with RAM overclocking

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RAM overclocking is when you achieve a perfect balance of FSB speed, memory voltage, memory ratio and RAM timings.

If you decide to over clock the RAM, keep in mind that you are pushing the memory chip’s limit; so be extremely cautious.

There are several ways to achieve RAM overclocking. Before you do anything, it’s best if you determine what speed it’s currently running at and what speed it’s actually designed for; this can generally be found on manufacturers’ boxes, websites or your motherboards manual.

The most common way of tweaking RAM is increasing the voltage used by your memory. This is set in the BIOS of your board as you boot-up or, with jumpers directly on the motherboard.

Speed things up with RAM overclocking

Remember that RAM speed is connected to the FSB speed as well; so if you overclock the RAM, you will raise the FSB speed. Which indirectly raises your PCI & AGP bus speed as well.

Even though there are many over clocking motherboards in the market that offer memory voltage settings, you should know that higher voltages can damage the RAM—if it’s been exposed for too long.

This is partially why cooling systems have gained popularity. It’s common knowledge that if you apply cooling to RAM sticks and video card RAM chips, you will get higher overclocks.