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Can Any DDR2 Intel Desktop Motherboards be Overclocked?

Postby kenitholson » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:07 am

Hi,

Have some Hi Performance Corsair DDR2 memory and am wondering if any Intel DDR2 desktop motherboards can be overclocked?

Searched forum using Intel desktop motherboards but got "Search found 0 matches: Intel desktop motherboards"

Also Googled using Can Any DDR2 Intel Desktop Motherboards be Overclocked got > 7 Million hits Started checking but found nothing relevant

Thanks

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Re: Can Any DDR2 Intel Desktop Motherboards be Overclocked?

Postby Roach412 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:56 am

"any" is a little vague...

in theory, sure every board can be. the trick is whether it's really supported and if the board is designed to handle it.

do you have a board you're trying to use with the memory?

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Re: Can Any DDR2 Intel Desktop Motherboards be Overclocked?

Postby kenitholson » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:23 am

Hi Roach412,

"do you have a board you're trying to use with the memory?"
Yes it is a Intel Desktop Board D945GNT https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... oards.html

Reason for asking is from my limited experience it seems to handle more different DDR2 timings than my Dell, HP or IBM PCs.

I have No experience in OverClocking so am interested in any suggestions...

Thanks

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Re: Can Any DDR2 Intel Desktop Motherboards be Overclocked?

Postby Roach412 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:49 am

my understanding is that the D945GNT boards really aren't designed for overclocking - I think most of the types of settings used for overclocking are locked in the BIOS. I don't believe you can alter the board voltages(1.8v) - which can significantly limit your options.

getting the highest clocked memory you can from the QVL is probably your best option, in my opinion.

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