Performance Testing Continued and Overclocking
Game Benchmark Results
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G.SKILL memory is legendary in the overclocking world, so be things were expected. I started off by simply changed the memory multiplier from 32 to 33.33. The system booted into Windows and was completely stable. That is pretty good, but at Pro Clockers we always want more.
I then raised the voltage to 1.4v and increased the multiplier to 36. At this post and the Ripaws were running at 3600MHz and almost completely stable. A slight adjustments of the timings to 16-20-20-45-2T and it was good to go.
I ultimately tried to go even further, getting all the way to 3733Mhz, but it was never completely stable. More voltage might have helped, but 1.4v is already more than most people would feel comfortable with.
Final thoughts and conclusion are up next