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  1. #1
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    Nub question about OC memory.

    For some reason I'm having a hard time finding a good answer to this question so I'm hoping someone here can help. Can you run overclocked (as in higher speed than the CPU officially supports) RAM on a non-unlocked CPU?

    For example, could I run DDR4-3200 memory on a Z170 board (one that obviously supports at least that memory speed) with an i3-6100?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
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    Re: Nub question about OC memory.

    Theorheticallyy if you can up the fsb yes, thats old school style, I wouldnt bother. I dont OC memory anymore. Just CPu and sometimes GPU

  3. #3
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    Re: Nub question about OC memory.

    As he says: yes, most motherboards support independent memory overclocking, either by by bus speed or timings. But every current system is CPU-limited so you will detect no difference in anything except memory-specific benchmarks.

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