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I was looking to upgrade my ram. Current ram I have now is gskill ripjaws 1600 ddr3 ram. I saw some corsair 1.5v 2133 ram for under $100.00. Basically I use lightboost and run a 4.4-4.5 oc on 3570k and would like a steady 120fps to take advantage of lightboost. My card is a msi 670 pe card and I play max payne 3. Would this benefit at all in keeping the minimum fps closer to 120 at all times?

I oc'd my current ram to 1866 and cas 10 on stock volts and notice a slight improvement. Not much but the game did look a bit smoother. Less drops and stuttering.
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There's already been a thread on this. Get 2133 RAM for best gaming minimum FPS performance.
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Well thanks for the reply and I did find that thread.

I have a few questions about my current ram. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-231-428&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=11#scrollFullInfo

That is my ram. Has anyone been able to hit 2400 or 2133 speeds with that ram. I can get up to 2133 and it boots with 11 11 11 26 but it was a bit unstable. That is with stock 1.5v. Should I overvolt that ram to 1.65 and would it be safe? Also does the intel performance tuning plan cover 1.65v? If anyone has any recommended settings please post.
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You should be fine up to and possibly over 1.7v.
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