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Is there anyone willing to give me a RAM overclock 101 course?


If there is anyone willing to take the time to give me as much info as possible on overclocking my ram I would really appreciate it!


I overclocked the processor Intel Pentium D 830 3.0 to 3.6 W/ 961 FSB, but I find the overclocking of the RAM confusing!



Thank you very much for any info you can give...



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If you tell me what board and ram you are using I can provide you better information of how to overclock your ram.


Pretty simply FSB Speed x DRAM Ratio = DRAM Speed.


Example 1000 FSB (Quad Pumped, 250 Actual) 250 x ratio of 1:1 gives you 250 ram speed. Ram is Double Data Rate so you actually are at 500 mhz. You can use dividers such as 4:5, 2:3, 1:2 to increase the ram speed.

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Thank you for your reply! I don't feel I'm a dumb person (built this computer) but this is making me feel really stupid! Here is the specs. and thanks again for your help and patients!


*Windows XP Pro. SP2


*Asus P5WD2 Premium Motherboard (0519)


*Pentium D 830 running @ 3.6Mhz with a FSB @ 961Mhz


*Zalman 9500 Heat Sink

(45 degrees Celsius @ Idle no more then 61 under heavy load)


*2 GB of Corsair XMS2 DDR2 PC-6400 Ram @ 800Mhz (5-5-5-12-5)


*WD Raptor 74GB 10,000 rpm w/ 16MB Cache (Main Drive) - SATA 1

*WD Raptor 74GB 10,000 rpm w/ 8MB Cache (capture drive) - SATA 1


*Hitachi (IBM) 500GB 7200 rpm w/ 16MB Cache (storage drive) - SATA 2

(SATA 1 Drives on Intel Controller - SATA 2 Drive on Silicon Image Controller)


*Plextor CD Writer

*Plextor DVD/CD Writer

*Sony Floppy Drive


*ATI X800XL All-IN-Wonder 256MB PCI-EX Video card


*Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Sound Card


*Antec Phantom 500w Power Supply

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  • 3 weeks later...

No problem. Just keep it in mind that if you want to use other people's setting as your setting. Make sure your motherboard has the same chipset (same motherboard with the same bios will be the best) and make sure ur ram is identical to that person. Or you can use it as reference and start to tweak it with memory test then move on to prime95.


In addition, you can find your memory chip info here:



Make sure your chip is micron based. Otherwise, there is not much potential for further overclocking from the stock.



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