• Welcome to Overclockers Forums! Join us to reply in threads, receive reduced ads, and to customize your site experience!

XMP or Manual?

Overclockers is supported by our readers. When you click a link to make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn More.


Sep 19, 2009
Baker, FL
So, I have intel spec ram, and an XMP Profile to go with it... but i am not OC'ing my ram, or running it past its rated speed of 1600mhz... infact, to keep things stable for now until my D0 i7 920 gets here, i am running my ram underclocked in the 1400mhz range...

so, should i lock in under Manual settings, and back the vDimm volts down from its XMP profile setting of 1.66v? or stay? because once you mess with your blck freq in any profile, all your ram settings change, and you end up either over/under clocking it anyways... unless it has something to do with your timings... which i cannot figure how to do as of now...