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For Intel would it be better if I had my RAM at 1333Mhz 7-7-7-19 or 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24?
Generally, people will say that higher mem frequency is better than lower speed and tighter timings.

I would think that combination would be pretty close to each other anyway. Probably not going to be able to feel a difference for general use.

Why not benchmark it?

Others have any feedback on this?

Here is a test comparing several combinations. Rather old but still...





Keep in mind, the differences would be even smaller on higher resolutions, due to the GPU bottlenecking more and more.
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Here is an an even better, later and more detailed test - The Best Memory for Sandy Bridge

It actually seems 1333-7-7-7-24 are very equal to 1600-9-9-9-24, with a little performance edge for 1600MHz CAS 9 one..



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Hello, and welcome to the club! Consider yourself a member now Yes, this is a great motherboard

A user/moderator, grunion here claimed that when using offset instead of manually setting Vcore, his 2500K needed lesser Vcore to be stable, for som strange kind of reason...

I've been testing this today.. At first I thought it actually worked for me too, but now my testing results are giving me doubts.. I too used to set Vcore manually..

This should be tested by each persons system. I will note this in my second post..
Thanks for the reply.

When the CC is over, maybe I'll give it a try. My chip has been doing pretty well in the OC to vcore ratio, so I've been happy. When moving away from stock settings I've always felt better about telling the equipment what to do instead of hoping it gets it right
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Thanks for the reply.

When the CC is over, maybe I'll give it a try. My chip has been doing pretty well in the OC to vcore ratio, so I've been happy. When moving away from stock settings I've always felt better about telling the equipment what to do instead of hoping it gets it right
i7-2600K 4.9Ghz @ 1.395 24/7 is actually much better results VS my i5 2500K I have just finished a 12 hour + run of Prime95 Custom (6000MB) at 4.5GHz@ ~1.368v (Little up and down) V-core. And mine needs about ~1.42v V-core for 4.7GHz.

So it seems I have a mediocre chip at best. But hey, not everyone can be lucky with their batch Honestly, I plan to run it at 4.5GHz 24/7 anyway. So it's fine by me. These chips have so much power that you don't need to overclock them at all! But hey, this is the OCN !
    
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i7-2600K 4.9Ghz @ 1.395 24/7 is actually much better results VS my i5 2500K I have just finished a 12 hour + run of Prime95 Custom (6000MB) at 4.5GHz@ ~1.368v (Little up and down) V-core. And mine needs about ~1.42v V-core for 4.7GHz.

So it seems I have a mediocre chip at best. But hey, not everyone can be lucky with their batch Honestly, I plan to run it at 4.5GHz 24/7 anyway. So it's fine by me. These chips have so much power that you don't need to overclock them at all! But hey, this is the OCN !
I agree. These chips don't really need to put the max for great performance, but why not

My second rig is an i5-2500K running 4.5Ghz with 1.335 vcore. I think I did alright as far as batches go on both of them. I picked them up from my local Microcenter about a month apart from each other.

Both rigs were extensively stress tested for stablity and have been running 24/7 folding after I was satisfied with their OC's. I love these chips. You can't beat the performance to cost ratio.
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I agree. These chips don't really need to put the max for great performance, but why not

My second rig is an i5-2500K running 4.5Ghz with 1.335 vcore. I think I did alright as far as batches go on both of them. I picked them up from my local Microcenter about a month apart from each other.

Both rigs were extensively stress tested for stablity and have been running 24/7 folding after I was satisfied with their OC's. I love these chips. You can't beat the performance to cost ratio.
Yeah, do you use Prime95 Blend? I like to use Blend custom and select to use 6000MB mem when I use 8GB in my system. I don't really think IBT 2.51/AVX enabled is a good stability test, other than heating the CPU up to insane levels.
    
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Yeah, do you use Prime95 Blend? I like to use Blend custom and select to use 6000MB mem when I use 8GB in my system. I don't really think IBT 2.51/AVX enabled is a good stability test, other than heating the CPU up to insane levels.
I typically start with a IBT set to max just to see if she'll lock up/BSOD. I agree it's not the overall best stability tester, but it is good for checking if things are even worth moving to the next step.

I then move to a 24 hour Prime95 Blend test with the memory reported by IBT as "Max". If it passes after a day, I then feel pretty comfortable saying it is "stable".

The final and most important test is folding. I fire up my clients and let rip. It is the most stressful thing I do on my computer so if it is able to do that with no problems, I am a happy man.
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