Game Testing and Overclocking
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For some reason we found the HyperX Savage a bit more difficult to overclock than its Fury brethren. I started by simply adjusting the multiplier from 26.66 to 28 and left all the settings intact. The system booted and was 100% stable. This is good, but I knew there was more to be had. Changing the multiplier to 30 instantly cause the system to boot loop. I had to loosen the timings all the way out to 16-17-17-44 form the stock 13-14-14-39 before the system would stabilize. I tried to loosen the timings further and even bumping up the voltage to 1.4v, a higher clock just wasn’t in the cards.
Final thoughts and conclusion are up next