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and I'm still using my Corsair Vengeance Low-Profile DDR3 1600 RAM. I've been really into overclocking my CPU and I was thinking of getting some better RAM to overclock it. Is this RAM overclock-able? Is it good? I have no idea how to overclock RAM at all. I know I sound stupid and believe it or not I'm pretty knowledged in CPU overclocking and GPU overclocking. I just never really thought about it before today. I would love your opinions on this RAM and its overclocking abilities.
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Most likely not, you are better off getting some Trident X's, samsung miracle memory, Corsair platinums. I think those are the most popular ones.
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I had the regular Vengeance 1600 DDR3 kit (which I think still uses the same ICs as the low-profile?) and I never had much luck with them...I tried tighter timings and tried going for 1866MHz and couldn't get them stable. I can't say for sure if this is typical for these kits, but anything other than stock on mine wasn't going to happen.

Usually the Samsung 30nm low-profile RAM discussed here is recommended since these overclock like crazy! I've been quite pleased with my set. thumb.gif

They are getting a bit hard to find now, but if you manage to find a set, I'd go for that. Otherwise, I'd grab some high-end stuff like the G.Skill Trident X. smile.gif
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The ram is pretty good, you already have quality ram no need to switch it. Yes it can overclock pretty good.

Here is a review on them.

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/computing-components/best-ram-10-memory-kits-reviewed-and-rated-1085281
     
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I recommend G.SKILL Trident X. I have 16GB (2x8GB) of Trident X 2400mHz CL10 running on my MVF, and even without the metal fins, it looks great, and performs fantastically. Great price for the quality, as well.
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Could someone point me in the direction of an overclocking guide for RAM?
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What ram exactly do you have and what version number? If they are verion 4.13, they are Samsung sticks underneath and they overclock great.
    
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

What ram exactly do you have and what version number? If they are verion 4.13, they are Samsung sticks underneath and they overclock great.

I'm not sure how to find the version number, but on the box it says CML8GX3M2A1600C9. Where do I find the version? They are corsair vengeance low-profile 4gb sticks. I have 4 to make a total of 16gb's.
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The version number is on the actual modules
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Well I just re-installed windows so I'm installing a ton of updates right now so I can't take the RAM out but I can see on the last stick it is version 8.16, but I bought 2 x 4gb two seperate times so maybe the other set are earlier versions.
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