Overclocking DDR Ram PC2400 to PC2700 ?
Posted on 2004-09-15
I've got some an unusual DDR ram stick in my system. A Corsair Micron 256MB/DDR300 PC2400 (MT 46v16m8-75a) [ note: many times i see it labeled as Micron 256MB DDR266 PC2100 ]. The other stick is a OCZ PC2700 DDR333.
My system used a Tbird 1GHZ @ 266MHZ FSB but now that i'm upgrading to the Athlon XP 2800+ Barton and a Gigabyte GA-7VT600-PL mobo I would like to kick up the FSB. I believe the mobo and CPU can do 400MHZ but the memory OCZ mem stick can do 333MHZ and the Corsair is 300MHZ, and so i cant exceed 300MHZ FSB. Is this correct?
My question is can i simply manually set the FSB to 333MHZ in order to force the entire system to use that FSB or will this immediately or eventually destroy the slower Corsair memory stick? Geez, just an extra 33MHZ and we'd have something. Perhaps i can overclock the memory stick, but how the heck is this done?
I would like to save myself $50 from purchasing a new PC2700 when the single PC2400 stick is so close to matching up with the other, though i do not want an unstable PC which can die after a few months. Not worth it.