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Title says it all. I'm currently trying to find a stable overclock for my ram to go with my CPU OC. I've read a few posts about these sticks & they overclock pretty nice.

My question is where will I see a higher performance gain. Tighter timings 7-8-7-24 @ 1.65v 1600mhz or 9-10-9-24 @ 1.65v 1954mhz.

All I mainly do is game.

Here's the thread I was reading, thanks for all helpful input!
http://www.benchtec.co.uk/forums/threads/8751-Corsair-Vengeance-8GB-LP-1.35V-(2-X-4GB)-PC3-12800-Cas9-Review

Currently stable, 7-8-7-24 @ 1.65v 1600mhz

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Edited by WizrdSleevz - 1/20/12 at 12:01am
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I'm gonna go with faster clock is better on sandy (thanks to the lack of FSB), but there probably won't be a huge difference; now if you were playing with those looser clocks and 2133 ram...
 
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I'm gonna go with faster clock is better on sandy (thanks to the lack of FSB), but there probably won't be a huge difference; now if you were playing with those looser clocks and 2133 ram...

thinking.gif After I run prime for 12 hours i'll try again with the faster mhz & looser timings & see if i can get em stable
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Guys just a quick question, cause I do not want to make new thread. I overclocked my CPU to 4GHZ and I couldnt get my memory (1333Mhz) stable at 1600 so I downclocked it to 1200Mhz. Will buying memory with stock 1600 Mhz make a visible difference in games? Is there a poin in doing it or just leave it at 1200?
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anyone?
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Doubtful. But why not run a couple 3DMark 11's? Or maybe Batman's benchmark if you have it?
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Originally Posted by WizrdSleevz View Post

Currently stable, 7-8-7-24 @ 1.65v 1600mhz

Nice timings!! I just got 2 of those kits in the mail today. They look AWESOME stacked 4 wide! I originally got some bad ones and posted a review on the egg. I guess I'll have to update it now that the replacements seem fine. biggrin.gif

Right now mine are clocked @ 1380Mhz. I might try to mess around with my CPU again and get it back up to 4, that would easily allow me to hit 1600Mhz for the ram again. Good luck w/ your sticks!
Edited by Jodiuh - 1/22/12 at 12:47am
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