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RAM Overclock question

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May 2, 2013 3:43:56 PM

Hi guys, I have a x58 overclocked mobo with 6gb of ram (3x2gb Gskill Ripjaw Series) that runs in tripple channel. My concern is that now I bought 24gb of ram (6x4gb Crucial Ballistix Tactical Dual Channel) if I can switch the ram without changing the overclock settings from the last one. Im sorry for the dumb question but is that is my first time overclocking and changing a component. I really dont know if that could affect my PC.

Thanks in advance for any help you can bring.

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a b K Overclocking
May 2, 2013 4:01:49 PM

No. your old ram is a different brand as well as probably a different rated speed. not to mention that adding twice the number of ram sticks may cause you CPU's memory controller to work harder you CPU overclock may not even be stable with the added sticks.

obrada said:
Hi guys, I have a x58 overclocked mobo with 6gb of ram (3x2gb Gskill Ripjaw Series) that runs in tripple channel. My concern is that now I bought 24gb of ram (6x4gb Crucial Ballistix Tactical Dual Channel) if I can switch the ram without changing the overclock settings from the last one. Im sorry for the dumb question but is that is my first time overclocking and changing a component. I really dont know if that could affect my PC.

Thanks in advance for any help you can bring.


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a b K Overclocking
May 2, 2013 4:01:49 PM

I do not know what you have changed on your motherboard, but the RAM should change its settings to match the new RAM, it detects that it has new hardware. You will have to go in and change the settings on your RAM if you want to overclock it again, but the Crucial RAM will probably not overclock exactly like the Gskill. So you may want to go slow and not just set it to what the Gskill was at.
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