Overclocking RAM from Windows/Linux?

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  1. Ionising_Radiation

    Ionising_Radiation ?v = ve*ln(m0/m1)

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    Hi guys.

    I recently purchased a Dell Precision 7530, and it's still in the works. I'd like to purchase 2 SODIMMs of 16 GB 2400 MHz ECC RAM, specifically these ones. They are Samsung B-die, and I'd like to overclock them to at least 2933 MHz CL15. The notebook unfortunately has no BIOS options exposing RAM timings. Is there a way to manually program XMP timings on the SPD chip from Windows or Arch?

    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. jclausius

    jclausius Notebook Virtuoso

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    Would Thaipoon Burner (TB) work for something like this? Would the machine use the timings?
     
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  3. Ionising_Radiation

    Ionising_Radiation ?v = ve*ln(m0/m1)

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    @jclausius —I'm not entirely sure. The Precisions do support XMP, as evidenced in the Owner's Thread, but there is no way to change timings, clocks and voltages from the firmware settings.

    It's why I'd like an alternative way to adjust those settings. Thaiphoon Burner looks good, but paying extra? What a pity.
     
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    jclausius Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yes. I was hoping the voltage memory speed, timings and whatever else you required could be written in the XMP using Thaiphoon Burner (TB), and the laptop would just use the entire profile.

    Unfortunately, I am not an expert on this tool, so hopefully others can opine if it can do exactly what I mentioned. In regards to free tools, I haven't seen any.
     
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    if the SODIMMS support XMP, you could try and give Intel XTU a shot, see if the RAM settings are exposed there (they sometimes are, even if theyre not accessible in the BIOS).

    aside from that, TB would be your only option left. problem is that finding stable clocks and timings will be quite the hassle and also risky. if u cannot access XMP, ud have to overwrite the stock SPD profile with experimental OC settings and then test for stability. then, if its unstable, ud have to do a CMOS reset and also install one of the OCed sticks together with another RAM stock at lower speed to u can boot properly and reflash the OC stick´s SPD profile to a different setting... we are talking A LOT OF WORK here!

    also, be aware that TB licenses are VERY restrictive, so make sure to properly read all fine print and conditions and when in doubt, just go for the most expensive non-commercial/non-business license...
     
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