I plan to overclock water cooled to 4.4ghz-4.6ghz if I can get it stable.
ANYWAYS - My question: Is it hard to run memory at 2000MHz on a highly overclocked i7? does it make the overclock unstable? or require a ton more voltage? Would I only be expecting to get around 1600MHz memory at such a high overclock anyways? Or is it possible?
I really have my heart set on this Corsair RAM even though it's about double the price of other brands, but I can't quite justify $400 for the 2000mhz. I could justify $287 for the 1600 though.
But do you think with a i7 at 4.4GHz-4.6GHz it's possible to have RAM really high like 1800-2000? If so, then I should probably go with some other brand 2000mhz ddr3 for $200-$250... which would be a shame, 'cause I really like the way this stuff looks!
Thanks for reading... I'm really torn up about this decision.
P.S. BTW how can they charge such a HUGE price premium for this ram? what the heck makes it so special besides some tighter timings? Does anyone have any other suggestions for sexy ram that would fit my case? preferably 1800-2000 and red with black? Black PCB is a plus, I hate green PCB.
Thanks, yeah I know there probably won't be a huge real world difference, but I'd still like to have as much memory bandwidth as possible. (without spending over $300) I do a lot of memory intensive stuff. (compiling software, video/audio studio work, and gaming.)
Those PI are nice nice but still nowhere near as sexy as the Corsair Dominator GT.
I've been considering these, but they aren't as sexy either and they are green PCB. I bet they'd also do CAS7 @1600 just like those PI too.
I'm also concerned about reliability... I don't want to skimp on RAM, afterall these are going in a $400 motherboard!!! (but I'd like to not break the bank either) I wish those Corsair Dominator GT's weren't so expensive
Also, just read this review on newegg from a mushkin review. not sure how accurate this is, maybe people trying to shoot corsair down... do Dominators really have problems in the X58 Classified? I thought they were on the compatibility list, I'll have to check with EVGA.
Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Best DDR3 Memory for Evga x58 Sli
Reviewed By: Comps on 2/23/2010
Tech Level: high - Ownership: less than 1 day
This user purchased this item from Newegg
Pros: This has got to be the best memory for this board. I was having all kinds of problems with Corsair Dominator Ram which i found out later that it doesnt work well with the board. Alot of people have the Evga board and if you one of those people, I would definitely recommend this memory for you. Works perfect at 6-7-6 18 at 1.65 volts. Perfect ram 5+ Eggs.
Cons: The cost is a little high.
You can have an i7 at 4.4-4.6 ghz and have the ram at 2000 mhz as long as you keep the VTT high and the Uncore as slow as possible
Does lowering the Uncore effect performance? Maybe some lower latency 1600mhz with high uncore would net more performance than slow uncore but fast memory? Or with low latency 1600 would I have to lower the uncore also?
There is absolutely no issue with our memory and the EVGA boards. We have sent quite a bit to Shamino in Taiwan over the past year and it's all fully tested and compatible by them and us. Newegg reviews are 100% worthless.
You can easily up to or beyond a 200BClock with the 1600 or 1866 models if you don't want to go for the faster versions.