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Hi all,

Haswell is just around the corner and I wondered if there will be any different in the RAMs we will be having compared to IB and SB.

Generally, Nehalem did OC best with 2GB modules, SB and IB did best with 4GB modules, in the Core 2 days, they did best with 1GB modules, are we going to see a bump with Haswell to see the best RAMs in 8GB modules or is it going to be the same 4GB of IB and SB?

I was hoping to be able to see 4x8GB modules @ 2400MHz CL9 or 2666MHz CL10 in the market, is that wishful thinking?
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Hi all,

Haswell is just around the corner and I wondered if there will be any different in the RAMs we will be having compared to IB and SB.

Generally, Nehalem did OC best with 2GB modules, SB and IB overclocked best with 4GB modules, in the Core 2 days, they overclocked best with 1GB modules, are we going to see a bump with Haswell to see the best RAMs in 8GB modules or is it going to be the same 4GB of IB and SB?

I was hoping to be able to see 4x8GB modules @ 2400MHz CL9 or 2666MHz CL10 in the market, is that wishful thinking?

I think that may be wishful to an extent. However, if you have money to burn... LINK 2800MHz ram.
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I think the 4Gb modules are the best choice to oc in haswell. Obviosly this are assumption taking into account that haswell will similar that IB.
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I think that may be wishful to an extent. However, if you have money to burn... LINK 2800MHz ram.

That's 4GB modules, I was hoping to see 8GB modules at the same specs of the current 4GB modules, is there any chance of that?

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I think the 4Gb modules are the best choice to oc in haswell. Obviosly this are assumption taking into account that haswell will similar that IB.

Thanks. So you don't think there'd be any change from IB in that regard.
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Thanks. So you don't think there'd be any change from IB in that regard.

Exactly.

In haswell the biggest change compared with IB is the oc on the memory and the cpu frequency also the lower consumption.

I think the sizes of the memory modules for oc will be the same than in IB.
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That's 4GB modules, I was hoping to see 8GB modules at the same specs of the current 4GB modules, is there any chance of that?
Thanks. So you don't think there'd be any change from IB in that regard.

Yeah, poke around on the Corsair site. There are quite a few high clock 8GB modules.
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