Performance DRAM such as our Vengeance and Platinum series can be found at rated speeds of up to 4333MHz. However, you might notice that when you first install your RAM and boot to your system’s BIOS, the RAM is running at its standard speed (2133MHz/2400MHz in the case of DDR4 memory). Why does memory initially run at this slower speed?
Overclocking can be quite intimidating, but not anymore!
By now, most of you have heard of or attempted to overclock your memory before. I want to start off by saying that this is not a blog that will make you a champion overclocker, but rather show you how easy it can be with Corsair’s X.M.P. Certified memory kits.
The question now isn’t just whether or not DDR4 offers an appreciable improvement over DDR3L for Skylake users, but whether it’s price-performance competitive. (It totally is.)