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I do like Corsair products, but I can't justify buying their RAM. My Vengeances would do ~1750 @ 1.65, my Dominator Platinums wouldn't really go much beyond stock, and for a kit that was over $100 for 8GB... needless to say I sold it.
So poor OCs?
G.Skill 1600 kits does 1866 @ 1.65V ...
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Just to give you another alternative for testing RAM, you can look at HCI MemTest.

Basically, you want to run as many instances as threads your CPU has - so on your 3770K, you'll want 8 instances of it running as it has 8 threads. Then you want to evenly divide the available RAM you have left (just check the task manager) in to the number of instances you have running. For example, if you have 8GB of available RAM (just for the sake of having a number), you'll want to have each instance run 1GB (8GB/8 instances = 1GB/instance).

Usually, letting it get at least 300% coverage is OK. As always more testing is better. smile.gif
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So poor OCs?
G.Skill 1600 kits does 1866 @ 1.65V ...

The Dominator Platinum kits are TERRIBLE overclockers IME, and I've found that it's not just me... XBitLabs and a few other sites have shown that they couldn't even get 50Mhz out of some of the kits!!!
   
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The Dominator Platinum kits are TERRIBLE overclockers IME, and I've found that it's not just me... XBitLabs and a few other sites have shown that they couldn't even get 50Mhz out of some of the kits!!!
Never expected that they are actually worser than i thought they were
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Corsair has been binning their mid range memory very tightly for a while, it makes it hard to recommend affordable corsair kits. They do great compatibility testing, but the overclocks... I remember when vengeance kits first came out, the 1600mhz kits that had to run 2800Mhz kinda timings to boot at 1866Mhz. That kinda stuff really does make the samsung green look like miracle memory.

Corsairs high end kits are over the top in price, but those are still great. Also hard to recommend when they cost an arm & a leg, but kits like the 2666mhz c10 platinum are very good.
    
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Same as the G.skill 2666 c10 tridents...

OP, I felt like I had to chime in, like my fella FtW up above xD Seems like dram and rog boards draw us in lol

Anyway, there's a very good guide focused on ROG boards at overclockers.com, written by Woomack, which is a very knowledgeable guy, and also very friendly.
Don't hesitate to ask in that site if you have any doubts. thumb.gif

http://www.overclockers.com/memory-overclocking-guide-ivy-bridge

I'd reccomend to install memtweakit and fool around, till you get better scores at maxxmem. Copy and read should be as high as possible for benching 2d (where ram matters the most...pi 32m)
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Corsair has been binning their mid range memory very tightly for a while, it makes it hard to recommend affordable corsair kits. They do great compatibility testing, but the overclocks... I remember when vengeance kits first came out, the 1600mhz kits that had to run 2800Mhz kinda timings to boot at 1866Mhz. That kinda stuff really does make the samsung green look like miracle memory.

Corsairs high end kits are over the top in price, but those are still great. Also hard to recommend when they cost an arm & a leg, but kits like the 2666mhz c10 platinum are very good.

I see they are $540 on Newegg.ca now!eek.gif I bought mine when they were like $335.biggrin.gif

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Same as the G.skill 2666 c10 tridents...

OP, I felt like I had to chime in, like my fella FtW up above xD Seems like dram and rog boards draw us in lol

Anyway, there's a very good guide focused on ROG boards at overclockers.com, written by Woomack, which is a very knowledgeable guy, and also very friendly.
Don't hesitate to ask in that site if you have any doubts. thumb.gif

http://www.overclockers.com/memory-overclocking-guide-ivy-bridge

I'd reccomend to install memtweakit and fool around, till you get better scores at maxxmem. Copy and read should be as high as possible for benching 2d (where ram matters the most...pi 32m)

Hey, thanks for your post and that link, it's pretty helpful.smile.gif
    
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post #28 of 50
No sweat...I urge you guys to try memtweakit. Just tweaking the secondary and tertiary timings with "stock" primaries makes a WORLD of a difference performance wise.

As for the stability testing I favor IBT and Superpi 32m, Hyperpi 32 is said to be good but I'm normally fine with IBT max memory and superpi 32m when I need to bench with that config.
48hs folding stable after doing an ibt run and cinebench. thumb.gif
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Hmm well I guess I will invest some money in a good set of RAM. When I built my rig I just thought that RAM was RAM, given that I got at least DDR3 1600, but I guess not. I didn't even realize that RAM could be overclocked until recently.

I see that these are $175: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Dominator-Platinum-PC3-21300-CMD8GX3M2A2666C11/dp/B009YOJ8LU
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Hmm well I guess I will invest some money in a good set of RAM. When I built my rig I just thought that RAM was RAM, given that I got at least DDR3 1600, but I guess not. I didn't even realize that RAM could be overclocked until recently.

I see that these are $175: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Dominator-Platinum-PC3-21300-CMD8GX3M2A2666C11/dp/B009YOJ8LU


Those are cheaper at Newegg.com at $170 with free shipping:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233355

But here is a good set of memory for $100:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313322

I'd personally get these and save $70. Same as the Corsair ones basically.
    
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