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Ram Overclocking... Possible?

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How much time do you have? OC ram is not like CPU, it is far more time consuming to do, less certain on results, and has higher risk of corrupting your Windows install. I'd just go straight to the 3000 kit.

I want ram at around 2933 mhz.

 

I found a ram kit at 3000 for 70 bucks.

 

I found another kit at 2400 for 50 bucks.

 

Could I buy the cheaper 2400 kit and overclock it to 2933 or do I have to buy the more expensive kit? Is overclocking that much possible?

 

(Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR4 2400)

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If you're using your RAM with an Intel CPU, go for the cheaper 2400MHz kit and OC it to the highest frequency and lowest timings that are stable. 

 

If you're using your RAM with a Ryzen CPU, go for the 3000MHz kit.

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How much time do you have? OC ram is not like CPU, it is far more time consuming to do, less certain on results, and has higher risk of corrupting your Windows install. I'd just go straight to the 3000 kit.

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I saw hardware unboxed do a Ryzen 2 ram speed comparison, and the results said that 2933 was the sweet spot, after that it was just diminishing returns. 

 

What I am asking is if the 2400 ram can reach 2933 or not.

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