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OCing 4770K, Which RAM Kit will Be Best OC Results; 16GB of 1600MHZ,1866MHZ, 2133MHZ or 2400MHZ?

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Hey everyone, Im planning on building a high end gaming rig for Haswell 4770K, trying to find out what is best RAM kit to get or which kit has the most sweet spots for OCing a Haswell; All below mentioned are 2 8GB module kits;

A 16GB kit 1600mhz (8-8-8-24),

A 1866mhz (9-9-9-24 or 8-9-9-24),

A 2133mhz (9-11-11-30/31)

OR

A 2400mhz ( 10-12-12-31 or 11-13-13-31)


Please let me know your thoughts and sugesstions. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by islandgam3r View Post

Hey everyone, Im planning on building a high end gaming rig for Haswell 4770K, trying to find out what is best RAM kit to get or which kit has the most sweet spots for OCing a Haswell; All below mentioned are 2 8GB module kits;

A 16GB kit 1600mhz (8-8-8-24),

A 1866mhz (9-9-9-24 or 8-9-9-24),

A 2133mhz (9-11-11-30/31)

OR

A 2400mhz ( 10-12-12-31 or 11-13-13-31)


Please let me know your thoughts and sugesstions. thumb.gif
From experience, I have found (9-9-9-24) ram running at 1600mhz to be the best for overclocking.
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RAM shouldn't really have that much influence on Overclocking a CPU these days. Specially not for the Sandy, Ivy and Haswell series. I myself tried different RAM with different timings, capacity and bus speed, none of them changed the way the CPU overclocked.

If your talking RAM overclocking i'm not sure which RAM would overclock/perform the best. However i found that the Corsair Dominator Platinum 1600MHz CL 9-9-9-24 did a very good job(compared to other unsuccesful RAM OC i tried). Managed to push it to 2133MHz CL 10-11-11-29 @ 1.57Volt.
post #4 of 8
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Ive made my mind up, I will be getting and 1866MHz Crucial Balistix Tactical 16GB Kit 9-9-9-24 or the Balistix Tactical LP 1600MHZ 16GB Kit 8-8-8-24
post #5 of 8
provided your mobo supports it, the higher frequency ram will almost always provide more bandwidth, even at looser timings, than the lower frequency ram. For only $5 more than Ballistix Tactical LP 1600MHz I'd look at
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231571
post #6 of 8
provided your mobo supports it, the higher frequency ram will almost always provide more bandwidth, even at looser timings, than the lower frequency ram. For only $5 more than Ballistix Tactical LP 1600MHz I'd look at
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231571
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by WOD35 View Post

provided your mobo supports it, the higher frequency ram will almost always provide more bandwidth, even at looser timings, than the lower frequency ram. For only $5 more than Ballistix Tactical LP 1600MHz I'd look at
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231571

yea I already got the 1866MHZ tactical in my Newegg shopping cart lol, ripjaws are awesome but I kinda want to keep color scheme of the black and yellow Xpower.
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Oh wow ,$23 off $153 w/ promo code for those, yep those are definitely the way to go, 1866MHZ 9-9-9-24 very nice
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