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As the title states, would getting THIS kit hurt my chances of getting to 4.2-4.4 in any way?

I'm at 4.0ghz now, but when I get my Raystorm for Christmas I absolutely plan to hit 4.2ghz, maybe 4.4ghz.

Things I was considering:

1. Would the ultra low voltages work against me? I thought the vcore and ram voltage were suppose to be within a certain range, but I can't seen to find that info anywhere. I see 1.5v and maybe 1.35v a lot, but I've never ever seen 1.25v.

2. Would a 2000mhz kit give me more overclocking headroom? I know I can always lower the multiplier even if I get this kit.

Currently specs

BCLK: 190mhz
RAM Multipler: 5
So, RAM Speed: 1900

Thoughts?
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Your CPU OC is only affected by your RAM if you have an inferior mobo, And only if you start pushing high OCs on both of them. (ie. i could not keep my 4.9GHz CPU OC and run my MEM @ 2133. I had to back down the ram to keep the CPU up.)

That lower voltage RAM would be nice as it actually allows you to push tighter timings and a higher RAM OC because you have extra voltage to play with.
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Hi

1. not sure

2. yeah I think it would help a lot.

increasing the RAM ceiling will help increase stability , i think and less chance that you would have to drop a protocol (1600mhz, 1333mhz etc).
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Excellent! That's what I wanted to know. So, what would be the max safe voltage I could raise those sticks to? I've never really overclocked my RAM so I'm not too sure where to start.
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your volt headroom will be high too, so that's a plus.

like no_safe_HAVEN said your mobo is important.. and I have found on the whole MSI reliable.

it's tweaking. volt and test stuff. the FSB AFAIK will do the rest of the work.

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like no_safe_HAVEN said your mobo is important.. and I have found on the whole MSI reliable.

Dava

Unfortunatly its on an MSI that i wasn't able to run a high OC on both. But that's on a SB board in my main rig.

But like Dava said. Its taking the time to tweak. Do a search for a guide on OCing MEM on your board. hat will give you a great starting point.
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