Crucial 64GB DDR5-4800 Memory Kit Review

Overclocking

Disclaimer: Overclocking is never guaranteed, so the results may vary depending on certain conditions and various hardware configurations. I am not recommending overclocking if you do not know what you are doing. High voltages may damage hardware, and the warranty will not cover it.

 

The first generation of Micron DDR5 isn’t really spectacular if we talk about overclocking. It still can reach the DDR5-5400 mark which is not a bad result considering low voltages and the fact it’s rated at DDR5-4800.

PMIC isn’t the problem with overclocking as Micron IC doesn’t like high voltages and is not scaling much higher than 1.25V. We can set a higher voltage, but it won’t help at all. About the same experience, we had with single-rank memory kits like Kingston Fury Beast reviewed some months ago. Also, that memory kit was using Micron IC, but single-rank. The Crucial memory kit is overclocking even a bit better as it’s easier to stabilize it at DDR5-5400 and CL38.

Our memory kit can also work at DDR5-5200 CL36 1.2V which is enough for most users but clearly loses to higher frequency memory kits. On the other hand, if we need a higher capacity RAM then we won’t have a big choice as there are barely any 32GB DDR5 memory modules at higher frequencies. Most brands don’t even have 64GB or higher capacity memory kits in stores and offer the popular 2x16GB series.

Crucial DDR5-4800 RAM is a good option for all those who are searching for higher capacity DDR5, but not so much for overclockers or computer enthusiasts searching for the top performance. The low price and some overclocking headroom are still quite convincing for many users as the RAM frequency doesn’t really change much on the current generation of chipsets.

 

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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.