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August 25, 2013 6:50:03 AM

Okay, now that i've made my first build i am planning to overclock it soon. My processor is an i7 3770k. I currently have 8GB ram and i am planning to get 8GB more. The thing is i need to know how much RAM i need to have so that it can effectively send out ALL the processed data.

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a b K Overclocking
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August 25, 2013 6:53:25 AM

What are you going to do with the build? FOr an average user, 8gb is even more than enough bro. :) 
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a c 145 K Overclocking
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August 25, 2013 6:53:42 AM

8GB will work.....16GB will work a lil better.....especially of ya MoBo (i.e. Maximus VI Formula) has RAM disk feature or you implement on ya own.
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a b K Overclocking
August 25, 2013 6:58:40 AM

i have 8gbs and the only time i used more than half was editing a 12 min video in adobe premiere (6.5 gigs)

it was enough to "send all my processed data effectively" but the hard drive is what slowed me down . .
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August 25, 2013 12:18:15 PM

I am about to make my own CPU cooler (My dads an HVACR consultant). It will send liquid glycerol at a temperature of -20C to the waterblock. I intend to OC my CPU to 5.0GHz or maybe even 6GHz if possible. Sorry that i did not complete my question. (I was in a hurry)
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a b K Overclocking
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August 25, 2013 12:24:25 PM

Wow that's cold. Will that work in a liquid pump? Isn't that too thick (viscosity)? Well if you're going to OC that much and want to get so much out of your rig, and I think you're also trying to set some benchmark records, then go for the 16gb. Also OC the mems. Have fun!
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August 25, 2013 12:35:39 PM

adimeister said:
Wow that's cold. Will that work in a liquid pump? Isn't that too thick (viscosity)? Well if you're going to OC that much and want to get so much out of your rig, and I think you're also trying to set some benchmark records, then go for the 16gb. Also OC the mems. Have fun!

Isn't 1600MHz enough? I can OC mine only upto 1866 but the latency needs to be changed to 11 from 9
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August 25, 2013 1:05:30 PM

From the sounds of it I'd go to 16 in a 2x8GB config and with the 3770K prob a 2x8GB set of GSkill Tridents at 1866/8, with your CPU should easily do 2133/9 and prob 2400/10
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August 25, 2013 1:18:55 PM

The RAM i currently have is 4GBx2 Gskill ripjawsX 9-9-9-24. And i am looking forward to get another pair. I wouldn't mind OCing them but would it make a difference that is worth it? or just even make a difference?
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August 25, 2013 1:24:57 PM

If you get another set of 2x4 (even the same exact model) it can be problematic, and possibilities for OCing them will prob not be good (and that's if the sets will even play together at stock)
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a b K Overclocking
August 25, 2013 7:44:11 PM

AMKANMBA said:
The RAM i currently have is 4GBx2 Gskill ripjawsX 9-9-9-24. And i am looking forward to get another pair. I wouldn't mind OCing them but would it make a difference that is worth it? or just even make a difference?

i think the best thing i can suggest is that you try OCing what you have and see if it does make a difference. though i am surprise you need to use CL11 instead of 10-10-10-27 for timings. you may need to up the vdimm, up to 1.65 is fine and a look at the vccio/vccssa (depending on your bios).

there are a few articles around, one of which is here on tom's, that iirc show a big difference between 1333-1600 a slight difference 1600 to 1866 and much less of a % difference 1866 - 2100 and so on.
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a c 344 K Overclocking
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August 25, 2013 7:49:59 PM

Should OC at 10-10-10-24, 2T, 1.55 and VCCIO at 1.13 - no change to VCCSA should be needed
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a b K Overclocking
August 25, 2013 8:05:43 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Should OC at 10-10-10-24, 2T, 1.55 and VCCIO at 1.13 - no change to VCCSA should be needed

not disputing you but my Z77-V pro has no vccio in the bios, asus tied it into the vccsa - thats why i put in (depending on your bios) ;) 

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a c 344 K Overclocking
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August 25, 2013 8:21:41 PM

Yes Asus has combined the VCCIO into the VCCSA in the Z&& and Z*&, most makers kept them separate in the P67/Z&& and didn't see a mobo mentioned
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August 26, 2013 4:00:46 AM

my specs:

i7 3770K
asrock Z75 pro3
4GBx2 Gskill Ripjaws X 9-9-9-24
NO GPU (yet)
A 64GB SSD from SANDISK 490MB/s read speed (355MB/s write NOT SURE).
Seagate barracuda 7200.11 2TB
Eton F22 700W
HP DVD writer
Aerocool strike one X (Devil red :p  )
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