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Increase Ram speed = Higher CPU temps

Last response: in CPUs
March 18, 2011 11:44:42 PM

I noticed that when I increase my ram's speed from 1333mhz to 1600mhz it increases my CPU's temp from ~38deg to ~48deg. Why does ram speed affect the CPU temps so much?
March 19, 2011 12:03:21 AM

i7 920 @ stock speed
ASRock x58 extreme
6gb OCZ gold OCZ3G1600LV6GK timings: 8-8-8-24 @ 1333
Sapphire 5770 HD
OCZ Vertex 120gb SSD
2tb Hitachi Deskstar
1.5tb Western Digital Green