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Motherboard memory overclocking question

abhishekgpt
  • 66 months ago

Okay, so i have bought ddr3-2400 16 gb ram. I am wondering what specs my motherboard should have to support this kind of RAM.

In the motherboard specs, there are two kinds of memory listed

  • the first one is normal (1333,1600) -the second one is overclocked memory, which is usually much higher transfer rates, like (1800,2133,2400,2666,3000)

so my question is does my motherboard need to have 2400 listed under the non-overclocked memory?

If it doesn't can i still run it?

If i do run it, what are the drawbacks (more voltage/heating/whatever)? so what can i do to fix it (include cooling or is it fine that my motherboard lists 2400 in the OC section and that is enough)

Comments

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Frequency of the RAM have little affect over your speed.

2400 MHz will be just 10 millisecond fast than 1600 MHz.

So there is no need to overclock RAM.

It is better if you overclock GPU ... Maybe you can some fps boost in games.

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