Im currently running a e8500 at a stable 4.8ghz with 4 gb mem, im thinking about getting another 4 gb (yes im running vista 64 bit) I just wonder if i can maintain this overclock with 8gb ram. My board is Asus P5Q Pro. Anyone running an overclocked Asus with 8gb?
well there's no reason to get 8GB RAM unless you are doing like heavy video encoding or something... just in games, they will not use 8GB of ram.
also, the overclock will likely be less stable because the motherboard then has to supply double the voltage for the ram that it did before! still, i reckon it would be stable at 3.8ghz..
can you tell me/us (lol) wat ram speed,voltage,timings etc you have and are possibly getting?
The reason for that is I believe that no chip is the same, it could be that for example one of the modules has a max OC at 1100, but one of the other modules cant go above 1080. I believe that is the reason of stability issues. 4 modules just increases the chance of having a chip that isnt as good ocable as the other ones.
I have Corsair ddr 800. dont know if its a ram limitation. I can hit 4.3 completely stable. Any more, than that it shows errors in Prime or bsod's. I figure 3.8 should be no problem but i was wanting to see someones personal experience
i think it's just the fact that the northbridge has to supply double the voltage.. this is obviously more difficult for it to maintain without voltage fluctuations. voltage fluctuations=instability... two sticks ftw.
im clocking p5Q deluxe , 8 gig corsair dominator ram and running vista ultimate 64 bit, vista is using all 8 gigs for something called superfetch, its making ur entire ram act like cache, so the moment u boot up it does its best to put everything u might need into memory
here's my thread, maybe ull find some info u need:
If/when you use extra memory capacity for cache, then OBVIOUSLY usage goes up. And Obviously the information has to come from the HDD, so yeah - It spins more than it used to. So actually, the "Fail" here is the ignorance on the part of people who apparently believe that system resources should remain UNUSED for some unfathomable reason.
Clearly there's stuff to bitch about - UAC is annoying by intent, Microsoft moved things around which makes a lot of people uncomfortable, and it does make your computer work harder compared to XP (nevermind that every OS ever made 'suffers' by those measures when compared to it's predecessor). But Superfetch/Readyboost actually do work. The OS actually *does* work.
If you don't 'like' it and/or dont' want to use it, then don't. It's a free world, and everyone is perfectly free to keep using whatever they like. But there's no need to make thing up to justify your position either.