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Which RAM for my first OC? -OR- Do ram specs matter for OCing Lynnfield processors?

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Proc: Intel® Core™ i7-860 Processor
HS: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus
Mobo: ASRock P55M Pro

I'm hoping to break 4.0GHz. Knowing nothing about OCing, if I increase the Multiplier and Bus settings (I'm guessing that's how you do it on this proc), will that require RAM with certain speed, CAS latency, timings or voltage?

I.E., will (DDR3 1333, CL=9, 1.5V) work, or do I need something like (DDR3 1600, CL=8, 1.5V)?

If you need more info, Anandtech air-OCed the P55m Pro w/ an i7-860 here with different kinds of ram and achieved about the same OC for the processor.

Thanks!!!
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ram speed can certainly play a roll in how stable your computer is at certain clock speeds... but i wouldn't go out and buy new ram just for your overclock, when you have perfectly good ram right now; especially since you can play with your ram timings and get the (roughly) same effect as "ideal" ram.
 
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Don't worry, I'm not buying new RAM just for the OC. I'm upgrading from 4GB to 8GB anyways b/c of some creative projects.
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Lynnfield will do up to and around 2000-ish Mhz
4 GB kits is what you want if OCing
 
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