The easiest way to overclock on the Intel platform is to simply change the frequency divider in the BIOS. To achieve the best overclock we try to stay with the timings that the XMP profile recommends. If we run into any issues we will bump up the voltage to see if we can get our system to boot and become stable.
The XMP profile puts this kit at 3200 MHz. In the BIOS I started moving up the frequency divider without changing the timings or voltage. I ended up with a stable overclock at 3600 MHz with a slight bump in voltage up to 1.40V. This is still with the very tight timings of 14-14-14-34.
That extra 400 MHz was a nice boost, here is how that overclock compares to other RGB DDR4 modules we’ve tested recently.