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November 7, 2013 10:57:29 AM

Hello everyone. I have a i5 4670k running at 4.3Ghz @ 1.203V stable. I can't seem to get it any higher without it crashing. I have tried 4.5Ghz @ 1.3V but that won't even work. My memory is currently running at 1600Mhz @ 1.5V. I have read that sometime to be able to overclock your CPU higher you have to overclock your ram as well. Is this true? My memory can be ran up to 2133Mhz @ 1.6V. My computer is water cooled with temps running about 29C idle, 45C Prime for 45min with an ambient of about 25C.

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November 7, 2013 11:35:19 AM

What error code is it throwing? You can trace the error from there. It might be voltage, temps, etc. But I don't believe in that myth, OC your ram to increase the speed of your CPU... damn..
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November 7, 2013 12:16:38 PM

vietguy357 said:
Hello everyone. I have a i5 4670k running at 4.3Ghz @ 1.203V stable. I can't seem to get it any higher without it crashing. I have tried 4.5Ghz @ 1.3V but that won't even work. My memory is currently running at 1600Mhz @ 1.5V. I have read that sometime to be able to overclock your CPU higher you have to overclock your ram as well. Is this true? My memory can be ran up to 2133Mhz @ 1.6V. My computer is water cooled with temps running about 29C idle, 45C Prime for 45min with an ambient of about 25C.


OC'ing your RAM will just put additional load on the IMC (Integrated Memory Controller) which is built into the CPU. More load = more heat and easier to crash the CPU. However, I did find that in my particular situation, increasing the memory VOLTAGE from 1.350 v. to 1.500 v. helped my OC a lot. YMMV.

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