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Help with RAM and CPU overclocking question

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November 26, 2012 7:01:51 AM

Hi, so I am new to overclocking, and would really appreciate some help and any information anyone has. I just purchased ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-16GTX

• DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200)
• Timing 10-12-12-31
• Cas Latency 10
• Voltage 1.65V

I also got motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

LGA 1155
• Intel Z77
• 4×240pin DDR3 2800+(OC)/2400(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066


Since the MB supports OC of 2400 I decided to get the 2400 ram. I also am getting the intel core i7 3770k CPU. However was reading some articles that it only supports 1600 speeds? Does that mean I can't utilize the 2400 speed I just bought from my RAM? Or am I able to OC the CPU to get the speeds? I also have a Radeon HD 6850 GPU that I bought last year that will be in the system as well as a SSD 120GB (system) HD.

I have tried searching for the past hour or so and wasn't able to find the answer I was looking for so sorry if this has been answered before, but I wasn't able to find it.

Thanks so much!
a b K Overclocking
November 26, 2012 4:33:30 PM

You can overclock the RAM to that speed, your probably reading that it defaults to that speed when you plug them in or that the i7 only officially supports 1600 Mhz. Put in the proper voltages and settings or overclock it to that speed, either way that speed is very possible.
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November 27, 2012 12:03:35 AM

oh okay, awesome. I guess I was just thinking (possibly wrong) that the i7 will have to be overclocked as well (which I plan on doing anyways) for the ram to run at that speed.
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