Changing RAM will effect CPU OC? Tags: CPUs RAM Overclocking Last response: December 28, 2012 7:07 AM in Overclocking Share 1928sparda December 28, 2012 12:33:12 AM Hello, 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. More about : changing ram effect cpu steddora a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWill this RAM effect the CPU? Forum SolvedRAM, and it's effect on performance with a CPU/GPU Forum SolvedBest gaming upgrades for Dell Optiplex 740 MiniTower for $300-$400 Changing GPU, PSU, RAM CPU and Mobo Forum Request opinions: Effect on Yorkfield OC of having 4-8GB RAM Forum SolvedChanging motherboard/CPU/RAM for the first time - some questions Forum SolvedChanging motherboard/CPU/RAM for the first time - Some questions Forum SolvedChanging motherboard/CPU/RAM for the first time - Some questions Forum How does OC effect your cpu's life span Forum SolvedGigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Rev. 4.0 - Unable to OC RAM Past 1333MHz - AMD CPU Forum What's the minimum AMD and Intel CPU for SSD to effect a change? Forum SolvedWanna OC my NB, RAM, CPU and GC any suggestions in latencies or safety please Forum Solvedram at 1333 after cpu oc? Forum Solvedgpu OC no effect-- IS MY GPU "DEFECTED" Forum SolvedIs this RAM going to effect my builds performance? Forum SolvedDoes RAM effect gaming speed? Forum SolvedOverclocking RAM for higher CPU OC Forum Solvedcpu oc affects ram? Forum SolvedNeed help OCing CPU with Asus uefi bios. Set ram to 1600 and lost the Auto OC by selecting perfomance mode. Forum Help with oc ram/cpu Forum SolvedHow does the CPU effect game performance? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !