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So, I currently have 1600mhz Vengeance Ram (16gb) which I will be selling to a friend for his new build. I am eyeing the dominator platinum series but am unsure of what to buy. I run (as listed in my sig) a 3770 which can handle dual channel only, and a maximus V extreme which can handle ram up to 2800 on overclock. It is listed for 1330 and 1600 ram but anything higher is listed as OC. Does this mean that I can buy ram higher than 1600 mhz or I should buy 1600 mhz ram and OC to desired speed.

I have tried to OC my Vengeance to 1866 but is highly unstable and will blue screen quite often. I am pretty good with cpu and gpu oc, however never done much memory oc.

Thx!
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Get any ram speed you would like, BIOS might default it to 1600, but just change settings to what the stock ones are for whatever memory you choose to purchase. I asked basically the same question a couple days ago.
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Originally Posted by Dnix View Post

Get any ram speed you would like, BIOS might default it to 1600, but just change settings to what the stock ones are for whatever memory you choose to purchase. I asked basically the same question a couple days ago.

Perfect. I had a feeling that was the case
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Like said, high frequency ram is not exactly plug 'n play. Even if you buy a 2800MHz RAM kit it will only run at 1333/1600 if you don't set the frequency to 2800 yourself through your motherboard's BIOS.

Nothing else is required though. (just check the voltage to make sure it's the right one)
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Originally Posted by Daredevil 720 View Post

Like said, high frequency ram is not exactly plug 'n play. Even if you buy a 2800MHz RAM kit it will only run at 1333/1600 if you don't set the frequency to 2800 yourself through your motherboard's BIOS.

Nothing else is required though. (just check the voltage to make sure it's the right one)

I'm all good with bios settings and OC. Just really couldn't figure out which ram set to buy. Thank u guys for all the help
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