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Right now i have 6x 2GB Corsair DDR3 1600 modules, pretty plain jane stuff and doesnt like to go above 1600mhz at all. I was thinking of getting

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145329

for a few reasons

1. 3 RAM sticks are an easier load on my cpus memory controller and might help in overclocking it

2. With my available memory multipliers and my BCLK at 170 i can only get my to like 1360MHz or 1700MHz (about that, dont remember the exact) and my ram wont run 1700MHZ so im stuck at the lower setting. Not sure how much thats hurting me if at all??

Thoughts?
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This is just me speaking, but personally, I'd never spend ~$250 on 12GB when I already have 12GB. To me, $250 is alot for 12GB anyway (though I only say that having spent ~$120 on 8GB many years ago), but... I'm a person who cares less for timings or such than I do amount, so that's where my opinion comes from. If you want to squeeze more out, it's different, but it's probably not going to make $250 worth of different either way, is it?
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Originally Posted by Blindsay View Post
Right now i have 6x 2GB Corsair DDR3 1600 modules, pretty plain jane stuff and doesnt like to go above 1600mhz at all. I was thinking of getting

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145329

for a few reasons

1. 3 RAM sticks are an easier load on my cpus memory controller and might help in overclocking it

2. With my available memory multipliers and my BCLK at 170 i can only get my to like 1360MHz or 1700MHz (about that, dont remember the exact) and my ram wont run 1700MHZ so im stuck at the lower setting. Not sure how much thats hurting me if at all??

Thoughts?
I don't think you see any real world performance gains....you can downclock your ram to get cpu as far as it's going no matter what ram is behind it. So probably not the best money you could spend if you want performance gain
lol I was gonna suggest ssd but I see you already got 2 of them
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post #4 of 9
Unless you care about memory benchmarks, this stuff will let you go pretty high.

Plus it is 3x4GB sticks so less strain on the memory contorller since it is addressing fewer dimms.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220518

But I would just downclock your ram and just keep pushing. It is what I did with my 1066 ram to go as high as I want on the FSB without issues. Plus running in a 1:1 ratio helps.

Also Dominators are not really known for their reliability. Generally they have a higher failure rate compared to other models.
 
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If you want some RAM that overclocks really nicely then you'll probably need a set of elpida hypers. I've taken mine to 1800MHz 6-6-6-18, you may have some troubles finding 12GB of them though. And they are really expensive ~$200 for 6GB from what I've seen on this forum.
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If you want some RAM that overclocks really nicely then you'll probably need a set of elpida hypers. I've taken mine to 1800MHz 6-6-6-18, you may have some troubles finding 12GB of them though. And they are really expensive ~$200 for 6GB from what I've seen on this forum.
eek yeah thats expensive, especially since i want 12GB not 6

Maybe if i gotta run my RAM at lower clockspeeds ill try to tighten the timmings on it hmmm
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post #7 of 9
Dude, you wan't notice really in big difference in performance at higher ram speeds. If you are having issues with overclocking, bump the ram lower and push the base clock. Or grab the 2000MHz ram I linked in my previous post. That will offer a LOT of head room. Plus they are abotu 175 for 3x4GB (12GB), not 250 USD +
 
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post #8 of 9
OP, what vtt voltage are you at? 6 sticks at high frequencies requires a lot more voltage.
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OP, what vtt voltage are you at? 6 sticks at high frequencies requires a lot more voltage.
currently 1.2V its being suprising cooperative
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