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Changing RAM will effect CPU OC?

Last response: in Overclocking
December 28, 2012 12:33:12 AM


I have been running a 3570k at 4.5GHz and have had no problems, it is completely stable as i have tested time and time again.

I'm currently running 8GB of RAM (2 X 4GB) at 1333

However, i was thinking of upgrading my memory to:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)

Will my overclock become unstable if i switch the memory? Will my CPU have to work harder therefor have higher temps if i do this switch or is everything A-OK to go?

On a side note i am running a ASrock extreme4 z77 board.

Thank you for your responses.
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December 28, 2012 7:07:40 AM

Usually, and that's the key word usually, there won't be any issue as long as you're overclocking via the CPU multiplier. However since the memory controller is cpu dependent; there can be issues.