Originally Posted by cayennemist
Yeah, Ok buddy
Maybe not that big for performance per/cas
But for me,
I get a much more stable CPU
OC with better RAM.
Some people over look how important good ram is to a stable
Go OC a 1055t to 4.0+ on crap ram...
I overclocked my E8500 (the crappy stepping, forgot what it's called) to near 4.5 with some Mushkin Redline DDR2 (before you say that's fancy RAM, no it isn't and never was, it's a small step above mediocre, price/spec wise). RAM had nothing to do with it...in fact my RAM COULDN'T keep up and so I had to reduce the multiplier. Guess what that did for me? Absolutely nothing, cause RAM speed is insignificant and doesn't hold back OC'ing for 99% of people (I dunno what the sub zero OC'ers need in terms of RAM, but I don't really care).
If you want a good OC, get some good cooling and hope you get lucky with the CPU.
PS. Paying the premium for fancy "overclocking" motherboards is about as dumb as paying for fancy RAM. I made that mistake once (going with an Asus Maximus II Formula because my DFI came busted in the mail, as in wouldn't work, not physically damaged), and I'm prolly never going to repeat it. ~$150 boards = $300+ ones. You're just paying for gimmicks and branding.Edited by Baron_Davis - 7/30/11 at 12:16pm