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June 20, 2014 5:23:50 AM

Hi everyone. I am sorry if I'm posting at a wrong place.

I am about to buy a corsair h100i so I can overclock my 3570k(to say arwnd 4.7ghz). will the 1333mhz rams be my limit of overclocking?

my specs:
mobo: Asus P8Z77-v
CPU : i5 3570k
Ram :8GB 2X4GB 1333mhz kingmax
GPU : Asus gtx 670 dcu2
case : Superchannel gaming B1
PSU : superchannel 750w

if there is any comment or advice or change that I shuld make, I'll be very happy to be helped.

Thanks in advance.

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June 20, 2014 5:41:28 AM

You can overclock your ram further to lets say 1600mhz, but it might cause crashes and BSODs. Manufacturers put the default speed on their ram as an indicator for the suggested speed for this exact model.
My suggestion, either get 1600mhz ram (or whatever ram speed you want) or leave it at stock speed, just so nothing breaks :) 
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June 20, 2014 6:38:52 AM

It won't affect OCing for an unlocked CPU
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June 21, 2014 11:13:11 PM

Alright, thanks a lot guys. I was just a bit scare because almost every1 around here who is overclocking uses the 1600mhz rams.
So m good to go then. My goal is to OC my CPU to 4.7ghz, I'll give u the results after I bought the H100i. Thanks KrazyMe. Thanks Yotmam12. And sorry for the late reply guys
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June 21, 2014 11:23:44 PM

Ow. One more question. What would be the deference between me(with my 1333mhz) and someone with, say 1600mhz or, higher speed rams when overclocking?
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June 22, 2014 11:38:29 PM

Jancash said:
Ow. One more question. What would be the deference between me(with my 1333mhz) and someone with, say 1600mhz or, higher speed rams when overclocking?


It won't affect overclocking but it will affect performance slightly (unnoticeable)
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June 23, 2014 4:11:39 AM

Jancash said:
Ow. One more question. What would be the deference between me(with my 1333mhz) and someone with, say 1600mhz or, higher speed rams when overclocking?


Running an Ivy Bridge at 1333mhz may actually allow you a bump higher in your multiplier overclock as the CPUs heat from the memory controller will be lower at 1333mhz over 1600mhz, depending on the cooling you are running you may even reach 4.8ghz.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1795015/system-memory-overclocking-cpus-die-memory-controllers.html



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June 25, 2014 1:34:33 AM

ok. thats good news for me. i'll see how far i can get with it.

no cooler yet, I'm at 4.2(1.2V) with a stocks fan. temps don' t reach 80C on prime95. About to buy the H100i soon.

thanx alot you guys for our inputs.
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