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Good ram speed for OC at 4.5Ghz

Im completely new to overclocking. I want to overclock my i7-3770k to 4.5ghz using the Noctua NH-D14 cooler. All i need to know is what ram mhz speed should i buy. I Have OC Genie 2 if that helps. And for those of you familiar with OC Genie, do i just set it to 4.5ghz and let the genie do the rest, or do i have to set the clock speed for the cpu, ram and fsb?
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  1. Im sorry i put this under the wrong section. It should be in the overclocking section. Is there a way i can move it there?
  2. A mod will probably move it for you.

    That being said, you should NEVER use software / a motherboard "feature" to overclock for you - always, always, always go into the BIOS and do it the proper way, increasing clock speed in increments along with voltage.
  3. So when i increase the clock speed the voltage speed automatically adjusts or do i need to increase both in the bios?
  4. Go check the overclocking sticky - it'll walk you through this step by step. :)

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265056-29-2600k-2500k-overclocking-guide
  5. Ok i read it. For my processor since its unlocked im guessing ill just have to set the multiplier to 45 and enable/disable some power features and put the voltage around 1.20 and keep increasing until it becomes stable. The question still remains about the ram speed. Would i be ok with 1866mhz 9-10-9-28?
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    You would be fine with 1600, 9-9-9-24. Intel, unlike AMD, gets very little benefit from faster ram.
  7. Ok DarkStable. Thanks for your help with all this and ill continue to do my research on OC'ing regarding my specific setup.
  8. Of course! I'm glad I could help. :)
    If you have any more questions, just ask.
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