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CPU overclocking and memory speed?

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June 26, 2010 2:05:25 AM

I heard that your memory speed effects the stability of your CPU overclock, and allows you to reach higher CPU speeds. I have an i7 930 @ stock speeds as well as 6GB of PATRIOT 1333MHz DDR3 tri-channel memory. Should I have gotten 6GB of 1600 MHz, and a motherboard which supports faster RAM, if I wanted to reach very high CPU speeds?

I have a ZALMAN CNPS9900 CPU cooler, as well as a Corsair TX850 850W PSU, and an ASUS P6T X58 motherboard.

Should I be able to reach a humble 3.2 or 3.4 GHz with my current setup?
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June 26, 2010 4:51:31 AM

You probably can't overclock your memory at all. You can always turn down the multiplier to 8x or 6x and overclock from there. A i7 930 can get to 3.6-3.8ghz easily with litle voltage increase. 4.0ghz would typically require more voltage and becomes inefficient but most i7s should get there.
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June 26, 2010 8:55:39 PM

rofl_my_waffle said:
You probably can't overclock your memory at all. You can always turn down the multiplier to 8x or 6x and overclock from there. A i7 930 can get to 3.6-3.8ghz easily with litle voltage increase. 4.0ghz would typically require more voltage and becomes inefficient but most i7s should get there.


Should I be able to reach 3.2 or 3.4 GHz with my Ci7 930 using my Zalman CNPS9900 CPU cooler?
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