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 Corsair 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 tighter timings are giving pretty much the same result on the read, write and copy test, but there is some improvement to be found on the latency test.
Read, write and copy result.
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 your RAM
Again we can see that there is an improvement when using tighter timings.
Let’s see if there is any improvement to be made when running Super PI, with tighter timings.
Again we can see that there is something to be gained with tighter timings. I have also included the result that I got with the XMP profile.
First I will start by saying that my motherboard did not want to boot with any speeds other than 2666MHz, but again your mileage may vary. Coming back to the result that I got, I have to say that there are some gains by tightening the timings, so if you have the time and the will to do that then do so. If not, then stay with the default XMP profile as it does a great job.
Let’s head to the final page of this DDR4 RAM presentation.