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How To Overclock RAM (And Does It Work)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mangatrekkie, Feb 29, 2012.

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  1. mangatrekkie

    mangatrekkie Thread Starter

    Feb 21, 2012
    So I only have 1.5 GB of RAM, and for the time I don't have the money to buy another half GB, so I am interested in overclocking. What steps should I take. I have DD3 RAM I believe, if that helps. I need to play games that require at the minimum 2 GB. What program should I download? Do I need one? I read somewhere that you can just play around in the settings. My computer is home built, so it doesn't have the same issues Dell does with overclocking. I can post my specs if needed.
  2. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    Well yes, we need your exact specs. Next
    When game makers release minimum requirements, it is just that the very minimum you can use. If the game needs 2gig, then you are not really going to get it to run decently unless you meet or exceed the requirements.

    Do remember there is NO safe overclock. Do not overclock with parts you cannot afford to replace. If you cannot afford to increase your ram to min specs, then I would NOT advise you to overclock since you might be replacing ALL of the ram.
  3. ThePCguy95


    Nov 11, 2010
    If it is DDR3, then you could upgrade to 4Gb for about $20 or less. And it also depends on what type of computer you have to be able to overclock. What type of computer is it, and what are the exact specs? And like he said above, no overlclock is really safe, you may end up having ruined a computer if you go that route.
  4. Triple6

    Triple6 Rob Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
    Just to be clear, overclocking does NOT increase the amount of RAM, it can only be used to increase the speed at which a component runs at.

    The only way to increase the amount of RAM is to actually buy more RAM and install it.
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