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January 18, 2011 7:47:52 AM

Hey there guys question about overclocking my ram.

my current set up is:

Patriot G Sector 5 16GB Kit(4Gx4) ddr3 1600MHz (PGV38G1600ELK)
corsair TX850w 80+s
gigabyte p67a-ud4
i7-2600 3.8GHz (OC)
XFX GTX570 (OC)
antec 900

now when overclocking the ram i have the choice of 1600ish or 1900ish it seems like a big jump and i dont know if its safe to go with 1900, im assuming it is, otherwise it cant be overclocked at all? just wondering what i can and should do, thanks!

also a quick side note about my cpu, its a 2600 (non K version - because it wasnt available at the time (from australia)) it can be overclocked however heat reaches 120f degrees if i go any higher, what cooling would get me the best results for overclocking further? see my specs to see what would fit, thanks!!

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January 18, 2011 12:51:44 PM

The RAM you have is specced for 1600 (the standard is 1333). Anything you try beyond 1600 is questionable in its potential success and long term stability.

In fact, overclocking memory yields such small performance gains (while increasing headaches) that I never recommend OCing memory. If you proceed, I would not push beyond the speed the memory is rated at.

120F on your CPU temp is not hot at all (if at idle). If it is 120C, you have gone too far. Are you using the Intel OEM HSF or an aftermarket HSF?
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January 19, 2011 12:05:27 AM

sorry im not sure what a hsf is sorry
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January 19, 2011 12:14:50 AM

HSF = Heatsink Fan. Typically, it is the CPU (processor) cooler. There are also aftermarket HSFs for GPUs (video cards) and chipsets.
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January 19, 2011 12:29:14 AM

in terms of ocing ram if you want the most stable not far away from the JEDEC standard, but I think better if that ratio is down to its 1333 and sealed to the memory timming cl7 if and don't forget to increase the voltage at the maximum memory DDR3 1.65 v .
and if you want a small little ocing can use the stock cooling, provided that the boundary line which does not harm the cpu temperature.
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January 19, 2011 12:46:02 AM

well when im playing games im getting 61 celcius... without overclocking... my 900 case has 4 fans, it doesnt seem to be enough... what should i do? im scared to play games.. its sitting at 50 normally?? (not farenheit)
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January 19, 2011 12:50:57 AM

crab said:
well when im playing games im getting 61 celcius... without overclocking... my 900 case has 4 fans, it doesnt seem to be enough... what should i do? im scared to play games.. its sitting at 50 normally?? (not farenheit)


61*C still save. because Default .... max 70*C
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January 19, 2011 12:53:36 AM

what about in terms of the longevity of the computer?
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January 19, 2011 12:57:52 AM

if your system run way according recommendation temperature & voltage, not Oc extreme . this.. long time
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January 19, 2011 1:16:17 AM

chatting with other people who have the 2600 say theirs run at under 40 and under 30 however they have 13 fans with antec level 10 cases.... they say have to get a new case, and that cooling wont fix the problem, im really worried does anyone know?
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January 19, 2011 1:33:37 AM

remove standard HSF, Case warranty risk about Warranty .. . i don't know , where are you buy it.
i you really worried about it, u can ask or contact your support vendor because your Computer still Warranty.
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January 27, 2011 5:08:59 PM

crab said:
well when im playing games im getting 61 celcius... without overclocking... my 900 case has 4 fans, it doesnt seem to be enough... what should i do? im scared to play games.. its sitting at 50 normally?? (not farenheit)

61 C is safe. Remember, the temps are peaking only while you are playing games.

I have three highly ("highly" defined as "to the bleeding edge of stability") overclocked systems in Antec 900 cases, all with stock fans set to LOW. My Q6600 (OC'd to 3.6 GHz) has the highest load temps (61 - 66 C). Setting the fans to run faster does not improve the system cooling. On my systems, adding a side fan does not help either.
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February 1, 2011 11:57:43 AM

Best answer selected by crab.
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