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How much of an affect to RAM timings have on OC?

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So how much of an affect do RAM timings have on your ability to obtain a stable OC? The tighter the timings the harder it is to get stability correct? And if so, is it better to have a higher CPU OC with looser settings or lower clock speed with tighter settings?
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correct. The higher you push the Mhz on the CPU the more relaxed the timings normally need to be on the RAM. thumb.gif
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So how much of an affect do RAM timings have on your ability to obtain a stable OC? The tighter the timings the harder it is to get stability correct? And if so, is it better to have a higher CPU OC with looser settings or lower clock speed with tighter settings?

Cpu speed still makes a bigger difference, for best all around daily performance I'd get the cpu set as good as it will be happy with for 24/7, then get mem stable as high & tight as it will do with voltages you're happy with there.
    
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Cpu speed still makes a bigger difference, for best all around daily performance I'd get the cpu set as good as it will be happy with for 24/7, then get mem stable as high & tight as it will do with voltages you're happy with there.

Are there any typical trends for when you tighten the timings up how much higher you might have to ramp your CPU vcore? Or is it just a matter of tweaking your RAM voltage and timings with no change to CPU vcore?
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It's a bit of give & take, you can set up the memory to work within the vcore you have already set or really get on a good memory clock which may or may not affect the vcore you have set. When overclocking memory you should still be able to do quite a bit before vcore is affected, it's more the vdimm, vccsa & vccio.
    
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