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Need advice on testing/overclocking Corsair RAM

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July 31, 2012 10:51:12 AM

Hello!

I have an i7 MSI 55 motherboard, that has run 2 sticks of Corsair 2gb DDR3 1600 1.65v XMS3.I just bought on sale at Frys 2 Corsair 4gb DDR3 VengenceLP 1333 1.5v Ram (CMX8GX3M2A1333C9).

I read a lot of complaints about this ram on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-PC3-10666-240-Pin-Memory-...

So far I just installed them with the other two dimms. Things are running fine. I have 15 days to return if there are problems.

1) I'd like to test them with MEMTEST+. Should I test them with my old RAM or should I just have the two new installed? I'll ge gone most of the day, is it okay to leave it running for 8 hours?

Should I run any other tests?

2) My old Ram was 1600Mhz, and this is 1333Mhz. In my start-up I noticed I was running at 1333.

Will there be much of a speed difference between 1333 and 1600?

Should I overclock the new ram to 1600?

How should I do that?

I just want to be thorough that this is good ram.

My after rebate cost for the 8gb is $25. (I'm poor right now, so its cheap RAM or no new ram unfortunately)

Thanks for any advice.
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a b K Overclocking
July 31, 2012 11:30:55 AM

Well, check this first.

There is virtually no gain in performance

RAM speed comparison - We're looking at a less than 2% difference from the fastest to the slowest.



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a b K Overclocking
July 31, 2012 11:34:48 AM

U have to go in the BIOS and overclock it there.

U have probably second gen. Sandy Bridge and it runs native @ 1333MHz.

So, BIOS is your answer.
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a b K Overclocking
July 31, 2012 11:35:02 AM

Whats your mobo model?

Whats the CPU model?
July 31, 2012 12:05:52 PM

i7 860 and MSI P55-GD55 Motherboards

So I wont worry about overclocking 1333 is fine. But any tips on testing the new ram for defects within my return period?
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