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Hello guys, sorry if this is a wrong section but I wanna ask, I have 2600k i will watercool it plus overclock it.. Better is to buy 4gb ram at 2133 or 8gb at 1600; I had 8gb at 2133 but I had many problems, errors and things like that..
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post #2 of 8
Do 4gb at 2133. You'll get a higher overclock because of the high RAM (to put it simply). If you need the 8gb, then go for a 2000mhz kit. The only 2133's 8gb kit that I've found have been too expensive. If you wanna go 4x2gb, then go with the Patriot Grey Series @ 2133. Just remember, when all of your DIM slots are taken up you're putting more stress on your system.
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Do 4gb at 2133. You'll get a higher overclock because of the high RAM (to put it simply). If you need the 8gb, then go for a 2000mhz kit. The only 2133's 8gb kit that I've found have been too expensive. If you wanna go 4x2gb, then go with the Patriot Grey Series @ 2133. Just remember, when all of your DIM slots are taken up you're putting more stress on your system.
i had 8gb at 2133 but i had a lot of errors cause i can't have 4 dims of so high speeds... and corsair told me i have to use lower speeds in order to have 4 dims... so it's better having a lot of memmory in lower speeds? or low memory at high speeds?
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If you want 8gb stick to 2 sticks of 4gb each. It's less load on the IMC. Remember that your maximum speed is often determined by your cpu memory controller (IMC) not the super faste memory that you bought Don't forget about the timings too, memory speed is not just frequency
     
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Get the best of both worlds. At the time of this posting, the kit was $99.99 with free shipping (you have about 20 minutes left to get it for this price because I think the Shell Shockers end at midnight PST). 2 sticks will not cause you as many problems since you're using less sticks, which equates to stressing the memory controller less. Granted you will probably need to increase your VCCIO voltage a little bit (1.15v - 1.2v probably) you will be sailing. And if you don't want to run it that high I'm sure it would do great timings at 1600 or 1866 with some tweaking.
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post #6 of 8
4GB of 1600, save money. You are not going to use over 4GBs if you are just gaming. Also Ram is Ram, it changes, in my experience, result in no real gain. People talk of timings, speed, etc really it changes very little.
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so guys i think i will just leave the rams i have... http://www.plaisio.gr/Computers/Hard...3M2A2133C9.htm
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post #8 of 8
i have that dominator kit, the exact one, and its a review sample, and it does toss out errors on many boards. Wierd thing is that only GB boards I have 0 errors, but on MSI i get tons of errors, and asus once in a while.

I also don't manually set the subtimings, but increase teh voltage man, that kit is actually rated to run 2133@ 1.66v not 1.5v.
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