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Should i have to underclock my RAM to be stable for OC'ed CPU

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I was all of a sudden having trouble running stable at 4.6 & 4.8 so i reset my motherboard and started over.
My Overclock at 4600 was running stable then i noticed that my RAM was running at only 1333 rather than 1600.
So i set it to 1600 and instability is back.

I thought using the multiplier rather than base clock that the RAM was not tied to the cpu overclock?

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Regardless of the speed, you're still adding additional workload to the physical chip through the IMC.
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are you setting the RAM speed manually or using the XMP Profiles?
   
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Perhaps your ram speed was at 1333mhz before when you were stable at 4.6 & 4.8? Unless you set it manually in your bios its common for ram to be underclocked.

Also you are correct changing the cpu milti does not adjust the ram speed. Some motherboards have different setting though and some will include a baseclock to ram multiplier IIRC.
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