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Question concerning RAM when overclocking

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November 10, 2008 6:45:23 PM

Hey guys,

I'm a newbie to overclocking, but would certainly like to learn. I just read the sticky concerning duo/quad overclocking. I have a question about FSB and RAM. I will be using an e8600. I read that DDR2 800 RAM is supposed to be able to work with up to 400 Mhz FSB. If I am planning to put the FSP at 400 Mhz, should I just go to 1066 RAM (costs roughly 50% more), or will 800 suffice? Will there be any negative effects of using DDR2 800 at 400 Mhz FSB, its max? Thanks in advance!
November 10, 2008 11:24:34 PM

For an e8600, I'd get 1066mhz ram. At stock speeds, 800mhz ram is good up to 4.0ghz, but most e8600's can get up to 4.5ghz.
November 11, 2008 3:41:22 AM

But would running 800s at 400 FSB be detrimental to the RAM's health or anything else in some way? I may just shell out the extra cash for 1066s.
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November 11, 2008 4:14:20 AM

nope. if it can't meet up to it's factory specs than it should be RMA'd. false advertising! :p  1066 is just OC'd 800 from the factory anyway, so imo just get some nice good quality 800 and ur good to go!

the only thing detrimental to the RAM's health would be eXtreme overvolting..
November 11, 2008 4:24:53 AM

Actually, those mushkins are exactly the ones I am planning to get. I just wasn't sure if 800s would be safe or not. Sounds like I have nothing to worry about. Thanks, guys!
November 11, 2008 4:28:41 AM

Yep, those are safe. They can easily get your e8600 to 4.5ghz.
November 11, 2008 4:30:52 AM

?? why would he need the 1066?? I got the 800 running at 425.

the 1066 timings are 5-5-5-15. I would go for the 800 as they are 4-4-4-12.
You're better off with the 800.
November 11, 2008 4:37:18 AM

Zecow said:
?? why would he need the 1066?? I got the 800 running at 425.

the 1066 timings are 5-5-5-15. I would go for the 800 as they are 4-4-4-12.
You're better off with the 800.

Did you read past the first post?
November 11, 2008 4:43:45 AM

br3nd064 said:
Did you read past the first post?


lol... there wasn't any during the time of the writing
November 11, 2008 6:38:58 AM

br3nd064 said:
Did you read past the first post?

did you read the times? :non: 
November 11, 2008 7:28:04 AM

V3NOM said:
did you read the times? :non: 

ROFL
November 11, 2008 1:59:53 PM

V3NOM said:
did you read the times? :non: 

lol I think I'm missing something here... What're you talking about?
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