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RAM compatibility with overlocked system

Last response: in Overclocking
January 26, 2011 12:55:14 PM

Hello !

I have question regarding RAM and also power supply. Below is the build which I'm going to buy. I will be overlocking it to 3.8 maybe 4.0 GHz. The question is will this RAM be compatible with the rest of the system ? Will 550W be enough for this system when overlocked (I will put CPU coller, however not sure which one) ?

Video card-
Power Supply-

Should I put extra fans in the case ? If so how many ?

Thank you, your opinion will be very useful.
a b } Memory
a b ) Power supply
a b K Overclocking
January 26, 2011 1:34:43 PM

None of your links work and you did not list what CPU you will be using.
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January 26, 2011 5:44:28 PM
a b } Memory
a b ) Power supply
a c 241 K Overclocking
January 27, 2011 1:00:17 AM

- PSU 550 Watt enough for Oc CPU 3.8 ~4Ghz
- mobo 890FXE it's good for OC
- OC VGA enough but use single Card

you just need :
Good HSf : Noctua NHd-14, Tuniq tower120 extrem, Silver Arro W etc
good thermal Paste : AS5
Add Fan for Exhaust : artic cooling

January 27, 2011 5:30:37 AM

Let me give you another option



The X4 you want gets trounced by Sandy Bridge

Unfortunatly newegg does not ship to hotels, so I needed to find another store which ships to hotels of has a retail store in NY (as I will be staying there for a week) So I found this store- However they don't have exacly the same mother board and Ram. What are the differences between motherboard you suggested and this one -

Also, what are you thought about RAM -

Thank You.
a b } Memory
a c 136 ) Power supply
a c 148 K Overclocking
January 27, 2011 2:06:15 PM

Avoid bargain brands like Raidmax, Rosewill, etc. CAses that are hi quality and widely available come from Antec, Coolermaster, LianLi .... PSU's from Antec, Corsair, XFX.

Pay attention to the "line" your PSU is in. Corsair HX / AX, Antec SG / HCP, XFX Black Edition are top end. Your needs will be more suited by the Corsair TX, Antec TP series.
January 28, 2011 7:52:02 PM

I have one more question regardin RAM, lets say that I buy a 2x 2GB RAM, but later I want to update to 8gb total. If I don't have possibility to buy the exact same RAM as I'm using now, what should I be looking for choosing the different manufactor RAM ? How it will behave if I have 2 stick of 2gb RAM of one manufactor and 2 stick of 2gb RAM from another one, given that all the stats are equall ?