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Thanks for the info. I'm still confused because you and pioneerisloud in this thread" http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...l#post15338875 have completely opposite suggestions.

He was saying that the ability of overclocking the CPU wouldn't depend on the RAM AT ALL. He recommends 4x2GB better than 2x4GB because the "stress thing" is a myth nowadays for him. You say everything otherwise, lol. I don't know what to think now.

Don't get me wrong also man, I believe both of you and value your suggestions much. I just want to understand before buying
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lol.. i said "you'll notice a difference" between 2 vs 4 sticks, but i didn't say it will directly effect cpu overclocks.. you will just need to increase some voltages for stability is all
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lol.. i said "you'll notice a difference" between 2 vs 4 sticks, but i didn't say it will directly effect cpu overclocks.. you will just need to increase some voltages for stability is all
But increasing voltage turns out to be less efficient (higher temps) of the modules, right? Or I just have to live with that since that is the sacrifice for having tighter timings with 2GB modules compared to 4GB ones?

What will happen anyway if we "stress the IMC" ?
Edited by kevindd992002 - 10/17/11 at 1:46am
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But increasing voltage turns out to be less efficient (higher temps) of the modules, right? Or I just have to live with that since that is the sacrifice for having tighter timings with 2GB modules compared to 4GB ones?

What will happen anyway if we "stress the IMC" ?
just get a ram fan.. even without one you shouldn't need to worry since it won't get that hot anyways. (i assume you are going to be running it @ 1.65v?) Don't ask me what is safe vdimm, since what i consider safe alot consider not safe lol

if you stress the imc.. you can run into instability with programs.. things will start to crash, things will get corrupted. If you do it good enough you can kill your cpu

lol.. just stay below 1.24v for vccio.. ideally bellow 1.2v and you should be good.. most only need a tiny bump from stock voltage if at all.
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just get a ram fan.. even without one you shouldn't need to worry since it won't get that hot anyways. (i assume you are going to be running it @ 1.65v?) Don't ask me what is safe vdimm, since what i consider safe alot consider not safe lol

if you stress the imc.. you can run into instability with programs.. things will start to crash, things will get corrupted. If you do it good enough you can kill your cpu

lol.. just stay below 1.24v for vccio.. ideally bellow 1.2v and you should be good.. most only need a tiny bump from stock voltage if at all.
Lol, ok. So can we all say that the 2 slot thing is a myth nowadays?
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no it's not a "myth" ,

" RAM amount makes a huge difference. 4GB (2GBx2) will OC easier and on less voltage than an 8GB (4GBx2) or 16GB (8GBx2) kit. The amount of Ram Modules makes a difference as well because each pair of slots has its own IMC/Channel (not to be confused with dual channel) if you have four sticks of Ram you are going to need more voltage for the VTT/VCCIO than if you have only two sticks. The same goes for 1 stick vs. 2 sticks. "

less RAM will yield better chance of higher RAM frequency/better timings and higher CPU oc,may not be much but it's still there (I'm talking about very high OC and not some mediocre light multi bump)
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So for an 8GB kit that I plan to overclock a little bit, which would be the best one that I can get? I really can't decide with the choices given in the OP
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So for an 8GB kit that I plan to overclock a little bit, which would be the best one that I can get? I really can't decide with the choices given in the OP
Try the blue Ripjaws X or the Mushkin Enhanced Blackline (1.35v) from the OP.
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Are those Ripjaws X better than the Low Voltage Sniper ones?
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Are those Ripjaws X better than the Low Voltage Sniper ones?
Read the OP and find out, the review's I've linked should help
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