How to Overclock RAM (PC and Laptop) –

How to Overclock RAM (PC and Laptop)

How to Overclock RAM (PC and Laptop) | The main function of RAM on a PC or laptop is to help the system run faster, and more efficiently. In general, the more RAM you have, the better your system will run.

Overclocking RAM depends on many different variables like motherboard, your system, and RAM modules. While tweaking the RAM speed might not give your game extra FPS, it can bring smoother file operations and can help with video editing/multitasking.

It makes sense that if your system is performing poorly because there is not enough RAM, you will want to add or upgrade to a system that has more RAM. Another solution that doesn’t hurt before you shop for more RAM is overclocking.

How to Overclock RAM on a PC or Laptop

Overclocking RAM is not as popular as the concept of overclocking CPU or GPU because the benefits are not as big as overclocking CPU or GPU. Overclocking GPU will give you much better results than overclocking RAM, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying.

In this guide, we will show you how to overclock RAM on your PC or Laptop in 2 ways, namely:
using DRAM Frequency and timings and XMP – Extreme Memory Profiles.

  1. Overclock RAM by means of DRAM Frequency and timings means it requires a third party tool called CPU-Z. CPU-Z is a useful overclocking tool that can be easily downloaded for free. Once it opens if you navigate to the memory tab, you can log the frequency and timing of your DRAM. You can also use the SDP tab to view the time table which is the XMP setting that BIOS uses.
  2. XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles) XMP is Intel’s predefined and validated overclocking setting that can be enabled via motherboard firmware or utility. With XMP, firmware is allowed to automatically configure DRAM voltage and latency.

1. DRAM Frequency and timings

In order to overclock the RAM on your PC or Laptop, you need to know the DRAM frequency and the current time setting value.

  1. Download tools CPU-Z from herethen install.
  2. Run this tool and open the tab Memory.
  3. Note DRAM Frequency. If you
    round it up and double ityou will get RAM speed.

  4. Pay attention too timing other.
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2. XMP – Extreme Memory Profiles

XMP is a tool used to overclock RAM on PC or Laptop via system BIOS.

  1. Restart your computer/laptop and boot into BIOS.
  2. Dig and search Extreme Memory Profiles. Once/if you find it, activate.

  3. Look for profiles that you can choose from. In some cases, what you can do to overclock RAM is activate XMP. While in other cases, you can choose between different profiles.

  4. If you have multiple profiles available, try each one and see how well your system works.

  5. You can use a tool like MSI Afterburner to test your system and see how well the new settings hold up.

Many users do not see XMP in the BIOS. Unfortunately, if it’s not there, you can’t do much. Your system may have blocked a feature from enabling it or may not be supported. Dell Systems doesn’t seem to have it, even in its more expensive line of systems.

It is important to remember that not all RAM chips can be overclocked. There will be some chips that work as well as they ever did.

In other cases, you may need to add additional RAM before it can be overclocked collectively. Keep in mind that overclocking RAM only gives a minimal boost so if you can’t overclock, you can always buy more RAM.

Many PCs have unused RAM slots which means you can add more RAM.

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