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Best RAM to overclock i5 2500k?

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January 27, 2011 2:46:10 PM

I am putting together a build with the new Intel i5 2500k CPU and using an Asus P8P67 or the Asus P8P67 LE. I have not overclocked ever before because I have never had a good enough CPU. I am just curious as to what RAM would be the best to overclock and get the best performance from my new CPU.

I am looking to put a minimum 8GB in the system. I am looking for 2x4GB Sticks if possible. Also I have budgeted about $120 for the RAM.

Thanks in advance!

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January 27, 2011 4:41:57 PM

As you can only overclock on the multiplier the RAM will make no difference to the overclock. RAM speeds also make very little difference in real life applications so just get the best value one.
January 27, 2011 8:18:37 PM

Thanks for the advice.

So really the stuff that is "rated" for the P67 chipset is really just a scam?
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January 27, 2011 8:59:34 PM
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Many memory modules are dual voltage rated. The memory \voltage relates to it's stability at speed .... more voltage is req'd for higher speeds. So a memory module may be rated for example at 1.5v and 1333 Mhz and the same module at 1.65 v and 1600 MHz

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGV34G1600ELK
Intel P55 platform certified


Speed - DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Cas Latency - 9

Timing 9-9-9-24

Voltage - 1.65V
January 28, 2011 2:29:42 AM

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