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Can i overclock my cpu without overclocking my ram?

Level 7
i used AUTO TUNING FEATURE from Asus Suite II and it overlocked my cpu and my ram. i have a g skill 8gb(4gb x2) ddr3-1600 pc312800 9-9-9-24 rams. i dont want to overclock my rams because it may damage it since its cas are 9.

How can i overclock my cpu without overclocking my ram?

sorry for these questions, im new at this computer and overclocking stuffs

Level 40
And your other hardware is?

I am sure that you have posted it some place mate, but humour me please.
To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

Level 7
not much was added on my rams. 1648 at overclocked on 1.5v

is the voltage ok? or should i increase it?

Level 9
Viz is asking for the full system specs its very hard not knowing what your using hun.
motherboard ASUS Crosshair V Formula
PSU Fractal Design Newton R2 1000W
MemoryRipjaws 16 GB
CaseArmor Mx
CPUAMD Bulldozer FX-8120 8 Core 3.10GHz

Clocked to 4.5GHz

Im a girl 🙂 so be nice as i bite

Level 7
intel i5-3570k
maximus v formula
asus gtx 560
ripjaws x 16gb 1600
corsair gt ssd 120gb
seagate barracuda 1t
corsair ax 1200

Level 40
I have strange deja vu!;)

Yes you to do it from in BIOS....have a read through this, it should help a lot...

Can I increase my cpu ram speed 6000mhz by overclocking while cpu ram limit is 5200mhz.(


Note : My ram is already 6000mhz)


Fll specs : 

CPU - Ryzen 5 7600

Motherboard - MSI PRO B650M-P AM5

Ram - G.Skill Trident Z5 16GB DDR5 6000MHz

Kingston KC3000 1TB m.2 gen4


Or should I buy 5600mhz ram kit and overclock my cpu and ram altogether?

Level 7
thanks for d help and link! 😄