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Which Ram for Core i5 for overclocking

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June 3, 2010 5:14:04 AM


i recently purchase a Asus P7P55-M mobo with core i5 750...
and now i am deciding on which ram to buy
i am planning to play with overclocking but i am confuse over the ram's spec

which ram should i get to allow me to have stability?

i am currently looking at these rams

now it says its 1600mhz CL9 ... is CL9 going to affect my performance? should i get be getting rams with lower CL?

also the voltage says its 1.7~1.9... i heard that Core I's should be using rams over 1.5v?

please help me

thank you!!!!

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a c 149 } Memory
a c 105 K Overclocking
June 3, 2010 6:37:51 AM

I would get this.

Yes lower cas latency is faster although you would never notice it in real world use.
June 3, 2010 6:55:04 AM

is there anything special about that ram besides having a lower CL ?
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a c 149 } Memory
a c 105 K Overclocking
June 3, 2010 7:24:00 AM

The GSkill I linked you to is great RAM that even the Tom's guys are using in their test builds. It is cheap fast and reliable. That Eco RAM I do not really know enough about to recommend. It may be great as it should run quite cool at those lower voltages but I have never used it in any builds and I do not like to recommend stuff I have not tried myself.
June 3, 2010 7:45:18 AM

would the rams you recommended work on my mobo?
they are not listed in the QVL
a c 149 } Memory
a c 105 K Overclocking
June 3, 2010 7:58:18 AM

They should be fine. I have used them on both Intel and AMD builds with no problems. As they say they were designed for i5.
June 3, 2010 8:30:58 AM

thanks for the recommendation!

what role does the voltage play in overclocking?
would i be looking for the lower voltage ram? or a higher voltage ram ?
June 10, 2010 12:28:02 AM

Best answer selected by pandalove.