Now with the stock benchmarks completed, let us see how far we can overclock the Dark Z memory kit. At stock, this kit runs at a speed of 3600MHz at a voltage of 1.35v with CL18-22-22-42 timings.
Overclocking the Dark Z’s was easy and we were able to achieve a 133MHz boost in speed to 3733MHz at its default voltage. We did try raising the voltage to 1.50v to try for a higher clock but our system refused to post. What we were able to do was tighten the timings a little to CL 16-19-19-38 timings.
With the overclock applied we saw improvements across the board with performance increases of 4.3/4.8/1.8 percent in read/write/copy as well as an improved latency of 44.6ns.
Re-running the SuperPi benchmark with the new timings we were able to shave off an incredible 8 seconds with a final score of 6 minutes and 53 seconds.