Adjusting timings and speed
I will admit that I am not a fan when it
comes to overclocking memory, as from personal experience I learnt that in many
cases it creates more problems to be solved, and the difference most of the time
will be insignificant for the amount of time that you have invested trying to
overclock your RAM. I have however decided that I would be interested in seeing
what this DDR4 RAM from Crucial can do. I will start by say that with my
motherboard been able to reach a maximum speed of 3333MHz, according to what
ASUS says in the box, I wasn’t really thinking that I could push them higher,
and very quickly this was verified. So I decided to play a little with the
timings, so let’s see if they make any difference.
In this set of tests I will be running the
test five times and present you the average result. Below are the results, and
as you can see the default speed with tighter timings is the way to go.
As we can see there is a small improvement when
you tighten the timings.
Also the there is an improvement in latency
as we can see from the above graph.
Let’s also take a look at the result that I
got with WinRAR, and see if there is any improvement when you start to push
The results with WinRAR are slightly
better, and only with 16-17-17-37 timings were they lower than the XMP profile,
but other than that there was an improvement.
Let’s see if there is any improvement to be
made when running Super PI, with tighter timings.
The results shows that there is an improvement
in this test, but for most users it won’t be noticed in real life use.
Overall it might be worth trying something
with timings, so that you can lower that latency, however if you don’t want to spend
the time you can always leave it on the default XMP profile.
Let’s head to the final page of this
DDR4 RAM presentation.