Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

which RAM with my system for overclocking

Last response: in Memory
Share
December 27, 2013 12:18:04 PM

hello, i'm searching for 8GB RAM of good quality since i'd like to overclock quite a lot, but that still has a moderate price, which seems to be quite hard at the moment.

my system is:
AMD FX 6300 (with scythe mugen 4 double fan)
Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0
Be Quiet pure power L8 600W
AMD Radeon R9 270X

So i dont really know what i would need. The system supports 1866, so should i go for that or would 1600 provide full performance?

The problem with 1866 is that there is not such a good choice between 70 and 80€, i only took a look at GeIL Black Dragon and G.Skill Ares. But i guess i'd rather like to go for hyper X or Corsair, as i think thats better for OC? I'd also try to tweak the RAM timings.

I also took a look at this IC list for ram, but i dont know what chip manufacturer is better:
http://ramlist.i4memory.com/ddr3/
looks to me like powerchip is more something to avoid

So i'm thankful for any advice :) 


a b K Overclocking
a b } Memory
December 27, 2013 12:29:28 PM

Where are you from ?You can buy 1866 is you can afford.The 1600 will provide full performance.
m
0
l
a b } Memory
December 27, 2013 12:41:00 PM

Both G.Skill and Mushkin are very good RAM kits, as well as Corsair. The higher speed RAM you buy, the less you will need to overclock it. I don't overclock mine at all and keep it running at 2400 MHz.
m
0
l
Related resources
December 27, 2013 2:52:39 PM

Well i don't want to overclock the RAM frequency, but would like to try to get the fsb as high as possible. I heard higher ram frequencies than the IMC of the CPU supports are stressing it pretty much, so I dont know if that would be bad for overclocking results or durability. And as far as I know it's bad to run RAM above its specified frequency. I only want to make sure that the ram isn't slowing down anything and that it has good quality IC's.

Hope someone can clear me up or give me a product suggestion :S
m
0
l

Best solution

a c 358 K Overclocking
a c 2001 } Memory
December 27, 2013 6:09:53 PM

With your CPU, you might get to 2133, but 1866 is more realistic, with AMD rigs and wanting to try OCing, I'd look at the GSkill Snipers or Ripjaws X - both are very good with AMD and always seem to have a full step up in OC-ability if the CPU can handle it, don't see this as often with Corsair and especially not with Kingston
Share
December 28, 2013 9:05:53 AM

thanks for the answer Tradesman1, i will go for that then.
well i would like to clear this up: if i would overclock the fsb all the way up to 250Mhz so i get about 4,4 Ghz on CPU, and keep the RAM speed under the specified 1866 Mhz will the bandwidth still be enough/could the RAM slow down the system? i don't really know how the RAM speeds affect the system performance.
m
0
l
a c 358 K Overclocking
a c 2001 } Memory
December 28, 2013 10:53:56 AM

You'll be fine, the rest of the rig can't run as fast as the DRAM does
m
0
l
!