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What DDDR3 will be the best for O/C with a 2600K?

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March 6, 2011 9:44:29 PM

HI,

I just order via Internet a new Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core Unlocked Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Sandy Bridge 8MB and I want to overclock it as fast as 4.6 GHz 4-Core; 4.9 GHz 1-Core?

I used the info from this article: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-overcl... to choose my new components.

But, the Tom's article is using the following G.Skill DDR3 for their overclocking:

G.Skill 2 X 4GB DDR3-2133, F3-17066 CL9D-8GBXLD @ almost 200$ the kit, which I find expensive!

What should be the best RAM (total of 8GB or 16GB) (DDR3-1333 or DDR3-2133) for my new i7 second generation if I want to overclock it at max and not facing a DDR3 bottleneck?

Thank you very much for your help

JF

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March 6, 2011 10:08:43 PM

HI,

I am not concern by the speed but by the possible RAM bottlenecks when I will try to overclock my new CPU at it's max.
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March 6, 2011 10:30:48 PM

As you are multiplier overclocking, you won't have any problems with RAM limiting the clockspeed you can get. (Because you aren't changing the speed at which the RAM is running.)
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March 6, 2011 10:43:07 PM

There are no RAM bottlenecks on the Sandy Bridge processors. Even if you overclocked to 6.0GHz by multiplier only (which isn't even possible with current Sandy Bridge processors), a dual-channel DDR3-1333 kit could still be used. The memory controller is that good.

For most people, an 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 CL9 kit offers great performance and won't break the bank.
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March 7, 2011 9:44:10 AM

... then, do you have a prefered RAM model and speed ?

Thank you all for your help.

JF
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March 7, 2011 9:55:14 AM

Kingston HyperX ram is really good
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March 7, 2011 2:22:31 PM

You have the right manufacturer. Just get one of G.Skill's lower-speed kits. The F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL is a good one at a good price.

I have two G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 CL9 kits in my Sandy Bridge system -- one 2x4GB kit and one 2x2GB kit for a total of 12GB. I don't really need 12GB but it was on sale that week from NewEgg, so I figured why not...
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March 7, 2011 2:36:45 PM

Leaps-from-Shadows said:
There are no RAM bottlenecks on the Sandy Bridge processors. Even if you overclocked to 6.0GHz (which isn't even possible with current Sandy Bridge processors), a dual-channel DDR3-1333 kit could still be used. The memory controller is that good.

For most people, an 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 CL9 kit offers great performance and won't break the bank.


6GHz SB are possible:

http://hwbot.org/community/submission/2134262_suicideph...
http://hwbot.org/community/submission/2136901_allenxoc_...


@OP: This are very good and overclock without problems: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 7, 2011 5:01:46 PM

HI,

I was also told it will be easier for the motherboard controler's to overclock a set of 2 X 4GB DDR3-1600 then a set of 4 X 2GB DDR-1600.

Is-it true ?

Thanks
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March 7, 2011 5:11:13 PM

JF47 said:
HI,

I was also told it will be easier for the motherboard controler's to overclock a set of 2 X 4GB DDR3-1600 then a set of 4 X 2GB DDR-1600.

Is-it true ?

Thanks


Yeah, that's totally true. Plus, with 2x4GB you have the possibility to add another 2x4GB kit in future, while with 4x2GB you can't.
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March 8, 2011 3:14:46 AM

HI :hello: 

From all your good comments, I decide to choose between the followings:

1) G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB), 1.5V, 9-9-9-24, 240-Pin SDRAM DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800) Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL @ 96.99$ per set.

OR

2) G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB), 1.5V, 9-10-9-28, 240-Pin SDRAM DDR3-1866 (PC3 14900) Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL @ 126.49$ per set.

Those prices are so good that I will buy 2 set of 8GB for a total of 16GB and I think I will take the option 2.

Thank you very much for your help :sol: 

JF
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March 8, 2011 3:30:57 AM

A DDR3-1600 (2 X 4GB) with a CAS 7 @ less then 150$... this is a good price.

Thank you,

JF
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March 8, 2011 3:36:20 AM

Sandy defaults to 1333 cas 9-9-9-24. Benchmarking it there with WEI it got a 7.6. After I enabled XMP and ran the memory at 1600 cas 7-8-7-24 it gets a WEI of 7.8. ( Windows experience Index up to 7.9 top )
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March 8, 2011 11:19:10 AM

High CL for 1600, take a look of newegg and Google and you can find RAM with the same CL but running at 2000MHz or even more.
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March 8, 2011 2:34:48 PM

JF47 said:
A DDR3-1600 (2 X 4GB) with a CAS 7 @ less then 150$... this is a good price.

That is actually a good price. However, it's not worth the extra expense over regular CL9 DDR3-1600 RAM. The performance difference is only a couple of percent, and you will not notice that while doing normal tasks or gaming. Save the money and spend it on something that will make a real noticeable difference like an SSD or a better graphics card.
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March 14, 2011 5:48:49 PM

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March 14, 2011 5:49:53 PM

HI,

I will finally buy a CL9 DDR-1600.

Thank you very much for all your help.

JF
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