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Me too. But now, with onboard CPU caches being so big and GPUs playing such a large role, most of that benefit is gone. It doesn't matter how fast your RAM is when 80% of what needs to be used is either in the CPU cache or the VRAM.

lol... yah... its unfortunate frown.gif... i miss the days when OCing was actually a chalange wink.gif... it was a but fun when like noone hit 5GHz without intense cooling, and 4GHz was even a challange... 4GHz is now standard frown.gif
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lol... yah... its unfortunate frown.gif... i miss the days when OCing was actually a chalange wink.gif... it was a but fun when like noone hit 5GHz without intense cooling, and 4GHz was even a challange... 4GHz is now standard frown.gif

Don't be shy, skip the RAM OC'ing and get your CPU up to 5.5+ GHz. with std. cooling and default or lower voltage. thumb.gif
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I'm interested to see how that ram does..Hey ..Have you tightening up the timings?Just so you know..AMD
really doesn't like more than 1640-ish for frequency on the RAM
 
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Making videos?  If you're working with several large (i.e. HD) files at once you will see a nice benefit from squeezing as much bandwidth as possible out of your setup.  That being said, there's hardly a way to tell how far your setup will OC without knowing ICs.  Taking what I know from 4GB DIMM IC binning, I wouldn't expect anything extraordinary - i.e. you MIGHT reach 1866Mhz but it shouldn't be highly anticipated.  You can get similar benefits that increasing bandwidth by RAM speed has on AMD platforms by lowering timings.

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they are default timings i don't know much about lower timings.
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