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    does increasing more voltage to the ram make it faster?

    my manufacture spec and voltage is 5-5-5-18 and 1.80v. what would happen if i increase them? like 1.80v to 2.0v

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    Re: does increasing more voltage to the ram make it faster?

    You could tighten the timings or increase clock speed, some will allow a large increase, others wont and will possibly fry

    It's 4.98*

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    Re: does increasing more voltage to the ram make it faster?

    No, increasing the voltage does not in itself increase the speed of the RAM. It can allow you to increase the frequency or tighten the timings.

    However, the fact that you are asking the question prompts me to recommend that you don't do anything of the sort until you have found the assistance of someone who is experienced in overclocking. And I don't mean people posting on forums. Someone who will be there with you when you try it for the first time.

    If you don't know what you are doing it is not all that difficult to fry various parts of your computer.

    I want to overclock my E8500 but I know that I don't know enough about it so I'm going to wait until next month when I go to the Gameon lan where I know there will be people that I trust who are experienced.
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    Re: does increasing more voltage to the ram make it faster?

    Sensible words from BS.

    If you do decide to up the volts, do it in small increments, not just jump to 2.0v as this could (doubtful) end up frying your ram. Just noticed that you have OCZ memory, this has the volt spec written on it, these are the optimum settings (OCZ caters for the overclocking crowd and so, have a more tollerant side to upping the v).

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    Re: does increasing more voltage to the ram make it faster?

    Quote Originally Posted by Betty_Swallocks View Post
    However, the fact that you are asking the question prompts me to recommend that you don't do anything of the sort until you have found the assistance of someone who is experienced in overclocking. And I don't mean people posting on forums. Someone who will be there with you when you try it for the first time.

    If you don't know what you are doing it is not all that difficult to fry various parts of your computer.

    Learning from forums is fine, as long as you read a lot and understand what you are doing. Loads and loads of people learn from forums, overclock their components and never fry anything..... Just make sure you read a lot and do things sensibly.

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    Re: does increasing more voltage to the ram make it faster?

    Quote Originally Posted by GSte View Post
    Learning from forums is fine, as long as you read a lot and understand what you are doing. Loads and loads of people learn from forums, overclock their components and never fry anything..... Just make sure you read a lot and do things sensibly.
    Agreed. You need to confirm by seeing the same information from multiple sources (or known authoritative ones) that the info is good.
    There are a lot of muppets out there posting at least incorrect and sometimes dangerous information.
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    Re: does increasing more voltage to the ram make it faster?

    Quote Originally Posted by Betty_Swallocks View Post
    I want to overclock my E8500 but I know that I don't know enough about it so I'm going to wait until next month when I go to the Gameon lan where I know there will be people that I trust who are experienced.
    You'll be clocking your E8500 and I'll be doing my Q6600 unless I get itchy fingers and want to get past 3.0 Ghz

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    Re: does increasing more voltage to the ram make it faster?

    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyT View Post
    Sensible words from BS.
    There's a nice abbreviation for you Betty
    (Saying it as a joke)

    But yeah like you said if you're asking those sort of questions you shouldn't be overclocking yet. If you did your research and you're confident then go for it. Took me about a month to read up on lots of articles explaining all these little things like about how if the frequency is increased the CPU's 0 or 1 voltage state might not be reached in time and therefore corrupt the values it gives back etc. Interesting stuff but obviously not for everyone.

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    Re: does increasing more voltage to the ram make it faster?

    I think everyone here is giving you good advice about making sure you have done some good reading up before entering overclocking. But if you give us some more specific info on the model of RAM you have from OCZ, we can probably tell you if 2v is ok for it.

    Hawker

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