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Ram for E8400 overclock to 4 GHz

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January 30, 2008 5:33:26 PM

Hi!

Could you guys help me find some RAM's (2x1gig) that can overclock my Wofldale (E8400) to 4 GHz? As cheap as possible! :)  I havn't really settled on a Motherboard yet (either a GA-x38-DS4 or a Asus P5K pro i think).

best regards!
January 30, 2008 7:18:32 PM

easiest way to do this is to get some RAM that will handle 1:1 overclock at 4ghz without overclocking that ram as well.

e8400 is 9 multiplier and 1333mhz fsb (or 333mhz)

Minimum FSB for 4ghz would be ~1778mhz (or 444mhz)

for ram that will run syncronously would be about half the FSB (double clock frequency) ~888mhz. So youd be best with a DDR2 900mhz or 1066mhz part.

Lower latency is better and there are alot of good 2x1gb parts out there. Id be looking at Crucial, Patriot, OCZ or Geil

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148069
January 30, 2008 7:32:05 PM

+1 on the Ballistix. Good price, good ram. It should have no problems overclocking, though the most I think I saw some benchmarks push it was just over 1Ghz. If you really crank out the FSB you can change the memory divider.
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January 30, 2008 7:57:24 PM

Those ballistix ram fits me very well, i can get them very cheap! (54$)
Thanks! :D 
January 31, 2008 3:25:58 PM

not sure if that ram is 5-5-5-18 or 4-4-4-12
January 31, 2008 6:14:58 PM

The Ballistix PC8500 will run fine at 1000-1040 with 4-4-4-12 timings at 2.2v. I have it memtest stable for over 9hrs at 1020mhz, trying out to see if I can get to be stable at 1064 at 4-4-4-12.
February 3, 2008 8:45:35 AM

Moondrinker said:
Hi!

Could you guys help me find some RAM's (2x1gig) that can overclock my Wofldale (E8400) to 4 GHz? As cheap as possible! :)  I havn't really settled on a Motherboard yet (either a GA-x38-DS4 or a Asus P5K pro i think).

best regards!


I have an e8400 overclocked to 4ghz. I am using Corsair XMS2 6400 2x1gb. Its on sale at tigerdirect.com. And BTW dont get a Asus or Gigabyte w/ 680i chipset, It WONT run you e8400. Trust me, I learned from experience.
February 4, 2008 6:04:42 AM

DO NOT USE ASUS UPDATE TO FLASH YOUR BIOS. USE EZ FLASH UTILITY AND BIOS FROM A USB STICK. TRUST ME, YOU DO NOT WANT A BRICK. GO TO THE ASUS FORUMS, THEY WILL TELL YOU THE SAME THING.
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