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Just figured out you could do this so I was just curious if it is hard/ is it worth doing?

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Pretty time-consuming and you have to read up a lot in it before starting, and will gain max 5fps. 
 

Some people, like me, enjoy doing it and do it for fun. 
 

edit: once you know what you are doing and get the hang of it the process becomes a lot faster. 


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6 minutes ago, Motion said:

Just figured out you could do this so I was just curious if it is hard/ is it worth doing?

A basic memory OC is not hard or that time consuming IMO, if you are just adjusting voltage and frequency it is very easy. But fine tuning timings gets more involved.  


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It's not hard, it's a good pass time, it just takes a lot of time to do


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44 minutes ago, Motion said:

Just figured out you could do this so I was just curious if it is hard/ is it worth doing?

It can take forever to validate stability, and dial things in correctly. It took me 2 weeks, testing ever night and during the day when possible to dial in my 3000 15-17-17-35 RAM to 3600 16-18-18-37. Was it "worth" 2 weeks of time, not at all. Did I do it because I enjoy it, which sort of makes it worth it? Yea.

 

Getting my CPU's IMC happy, the RAM happy, validating stability via googles memory testing program which you can run in the linux subsystem for windows, and validating it to be stable at only 1.37v.... it took a lot of time, research, trial and error, and many, many BIOS resets, boot loops, CMOS resets due to just not be able to train the memory at given timings, etc.

 

I would RAM overclock "just cuz it exists". If you want to really learn and go deep into it, it can be pretty fun :). I would highly suggest this: https://github.com/integralfx/MemTestHelper/blob/master/DDR4 OC Guide.md

 

As well as some fantastic threads on overclock.net. This is the Intel specific thread: https://www.overclock.net/forum/5-intel-cpus/1569364-official-intel-ddr4-24-7-memory-stability-thread.html

 

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