Choice of memory for 1st time OC Tags: Memory DDR3 OCZ Last response: June 21, 2010 5:59 AM in Memory Share hotirishmonkey June 21, 2010 1:33:32 AM First time OC attempt staring this weekend. Which would be better for a moderately overclocked i7 930 (3.7-3.8 range) on a GB UD3R; OCZ Reaper 6GB DDR3 PC3 cl6 (6-8-6-24) 1600mhz or the OCZ Platinum ddr3 PC3 cl9 (9-9-9-28) 1866mhz will use it for gaming. Thanks More about : choice memory 1st time hotirishmonkey June 21, 2010 2:50:43 AM Some more details: Board is the Gigabyte X58A UD3R. Both are 6GB and both are exactly the same price. I guess what my question comes down to is, does the 1866mhz give me more flexibility in terms of OC the i7 930 chip (22 multiplier)? Is this more important than the improved timing (6 vs. 9) of the 1600mhz RAM in everyday use? Because this is my first time OC, I went ahead and picked up the Corsair H50 water-cooling system. Thanks in advance for your help. m 0 l hotirishmonkey June 21, 2010 5:59:38 AM Another option for the same price, would be the Kingston 6gb 2000mhz ddr3 CL8-8-8-24-1 . Any thoughts? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Choice of 2 HSF, 1st time OC'er--help! Forum Solved2 choices for a gaming pc that can run bf4 at high or ultra 1st time build Forum Component advice for 1st time build (10-year durable, non-OC, non-gaming) Forum 1st time oc'er, need advice about case/ cooling Forum Help me 1st time oc FX8320 Forum 1st Time OC Temp/voltage question Forum September 1st - e6600 OC or upgrade time Forum 1st time new build - Help Memory BSOD Forum 1st time OC'er , i7 920 Forum 1st Time OC HELP(ATHLON X2 4200+ ECS C51GM-M MOTHERBOARD) Forum 1st Time OC'er. E8400/ASUS Rampage Formula x48 Forum 1st time OC with success, looking for feedback Forum Memory settings for i7 920 1st time builder Forum Seeking Thoughts/Advice on mobo, GPU, memory for 1st time i5 build Forum OC'ing for 1st time. please help Forum Help with OC memory choice Forum HELP!!!!!! 1st time oc'ing Duron 800, won't work Forum SolvedNew Build for a 1st time builder! HELP! Forum Solved1st Time Upgrading my 1st Time Built Computer Forum SolvedUpgrading PC for the 1st time Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !