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I want to fill all the slots just because i do or i guess i don't like the look of 2 empty slots. I'm going to be getting 4 of these ram sticks and was wondering if it would hinder the ability to over clock a i7-3820? Will it also hinder the ability to overclock these wonderful ram sticks?
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Only the ability to overclock the memory controller and ram itself (as long where not talking extreme OC like LN) thumb.gif
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An i7-3820 will be on the X79 chipset, so it will use a quad-channel memory controller. biggrin.gif
Four sticks won't hinder the overclocking capabilities with that at all.

Though, you may want to look into an SB-E motherboard that only has four memory slots so your OCD doesn't say MOAR RAM! laugher.gif

Also, why don't you get the 4GB sticks of the same Samsung RAM? 16GB would be pretty darn awesome, especially with a quad-channel memory controller wheee.gif
 
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An i7-3820 will be on the X79 chipset, so it will use a quad-channel memory controller. biggrin.gif
Four sticks won't hinder the overclocking capabilities with that at all.
Though, you may want to look into an SB-E motherboard that only has four memory slots so your OCD doesn't say MOAR RAM! laugher.gif
Also, why don't you get the 4GB sticks of the same Samsung RAM? 16GB would be pretty darn awesome, especially with a quad-channel memory controller wheee.gif

Exactly why i picked a board with only 4 slots! Lol! I probably will get the 4gb ones, i just never went above 8gb before. So with all slots covered i should have no problem oc'ing this ram?
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Right. With something like mainstream Intel or any AMD platform/chipset, there would only be dual-channel memory, but four slots. If you filled all of them the strain on the controller would inhibit your overclocking ability. However, X79 is meant to utilize four sticks at once. biggrin.gif
 
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Great thanks! I might have to do a bit extra work this summer.
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