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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233144

so i have this kit in my system and all i can say is that this kit does its job, to be an 8gb ram with 1600mhz CL9 of speed, and that's it.. I cant overclock it.. I tried to use 8-8-8-24 timings and even up the voltage to 1.6v to no avail.. no boot at all after changing the settings in BIOS. So i have this impression that this kit was not designed for overclocking?

Btw, im still a noobie in oc'ing the ram.. Any suggestions guys? Thanks!
Edited by Indulgence - 8/20/11 at 6:50am
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It's a pretty good kit for overclocking (normally). Did you try to raise the clock instead of lowering the timings? On an Intel CPU, it's gonna give a better boost in benchmarks but honestly, in a real-life scenario, overclocked RAM doesn't really increase performances by a lot... Also, as you probably know, overclocking is not guaranteed and you may have a stick (or to) that simply can't go further.
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well i guess mine's probably the one who cant go any further.. crap.. I tried raising just the clock as well to 1866 mhz, still no boot..
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What kit did you use to get to 5GHz on the 2500k?
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i have 2600k, not 2500k.. the same kit like this.
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Originally Posted by Indulgence View Post
i have 2600k, not 2500k.. the same kit like this.

Looked at wrong post.

What I've seen happening with Corsair as of late is that the lower to mid grade RAM kits will basically run their intended speeds and timings with little to no overclocking ability. While the Dominator GT and high end Vengeance lines get the better overclocking ICs.

That's why lately a lot of people have been checking into companies such as G.Skill and having great success overclocking them. Not to mention Corsair charges a lot for their higher performing kits. :/

It's really a luck of the draw when it comes to buying RAM and hoping to overclock it. I know I can't even run my RAM at 17xx MHz with looser timings. :/
Edited by blackbalt89 - 8/20/11 at 8:14am
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post #7 of 10
Even with the Vengeance line it's hit or miss, weather you can get it to overclock.

There have been a lot of posts popping up that people are saying there Vengeance can't OC.

But really, OC'ing your ram is pointless, unless your using it for benching.
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im just bored that's why i want to try OCing my ram. but i think i cant with this kit..
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you're not going to get far with those, click here to see the slightly better, CL8 8gb vengeance kit and how it did. http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...6MHz-C9-Review

Those CL9's are really what your paying for.
Edited by munaim1 - 8/20/11 at 11:20am
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deymn.. i knew it.. first product from corsair and they blew it up.. should've trusted my instinct to get g.skills instead.. oh well.. thanks for the link.
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