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Which Ram Light/Med OC with 3570k

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July 23, 2012 5:01:49 AM

Hello all it's been almost 8-9 years since I last built a pc from the ground up and I'm back because Mac hardware just isn't cutting it for me gaming wise and I just about have all of the hardware down after reading up on all the current tech and of course lurking around here :p  and I just need some help with picking out ram and here's what I have picked out so far.

Komputerbay 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007A1TISC/ref=ox_sc_a...

Corsair 16GB XMS3 (2x 8GB) DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-1600MHz-240-Pin-Channel-C...

Corsair Vengeance 16 GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-1600MHz-Memory-...

I would like two 8gb sticks (16gb) that can give me a light or medium overclock to my 3570k and I prefer Amazon Prime because the shipping to Alaska is a pain.

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July 28, 2012 12:09:49 AM

Overclock a CPU with RAM?

Go with the Corsair Vengeance 16gb, but I'd recommend this version...
Corsair Vengeance LP Performance Memory Modules 16GB
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Performance-Mod...

Not sure what you mean by overclocking the 3570k with RAM, however, I will recommend you get an aftermarket CPU cooler like this...
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2...

This is where the low profile RAM comes in to play. Sometimes people have issues with the tall heatspreaders on some of the RAM modules and it interfering with the bulky aftermarket heatsink.
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August 4, 2012 8:26:44 PM

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August 4, 2012 8:28:06 PM

Thank you very much for the reply I will be getting both of those, and I meant overclocking the cpu with good ram in the bios settings with the timings and such, isn't that how it is yet? Like I said it's been many years I might be a bit rusty. :p 
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August 4, 2012 8:42:57 PM

irajames said:
Thank you very much for the reply I will be getting both of those, and I meant overclocking the cpu with good ram in the bios settings with the timings and such, isn't that how it is yet? Like I said it's been many years I might be a bit rusty. :p 


Ah I see. Yes, RAM can be overclocked and tweaked in the BIOS. Usually there's a recommendation on the packaging as to what the speed and timings should be set to.

The CPU itself has its own parameters that must be tweaked in order to overclock it. You typically want to use the CPU multiplier to set the speed. Then you'll need to set the voltages accordingly. Afterwards, you'll need to test the stability in a CPU stressing program such as Prime95.
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