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Hi all, looking for some opinions on a few kits:

2133MHz Snipers (CAS 10, 1.6v)
2133MHz TridentX (CAS 9, 1.6v)
2400MHz Snipers (CAS 11, 1.65v)

I know frequency > latency on my setup, but can IB make good use of 2400MHz?
The Tridents don't really need to be in there, but figured why not maybe tongue.gif
Edited by candy_van - 9/6/13 at 11:20am
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Hi all, looking for some clarification on this:

I've got 2x4GB of 1600MHz (1.25v) RAM and have been thinking of picking up a 2x4GB kit of 2133MHz Snipers (1.6-1.65v)
Would this have much impact on OCing my chip? Haven't started pushing it yet, but figure I'll shoot for around 4.5GHz if I can.

I know with Lynnfield higher density / speed / volt kits put a lot more stress on the IMC, and I did notice a difference when I switched to the current kit I have now.
Also curious if 16GB (2x8) would be similar, if I go that route (VMs) I'd probably just get 1866MHz @ 1.5v due to price.

Well... I hit 4.8GHz on my i7 3770K @ 1.36v

I have 32GB DDR3 @ 2000 MHz 9-9-9-18 @ 1.5v.

I did really well on Sandy Bridge, i7 2600K and the same memory.

I have a lot of VMs too, which is why I do have 32 GBs.
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So long as you stick with two DIMMs, you should not see any effect on the CPU overclock.
   
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Bump / updated OP.
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2133C10 and 2400C11 Snipers should have the same ICs - Hynix MFR. 2133C9 TridentX should have Samsung 4Gbit rev.B.
Up to DDR3-2400, Samsungs can run tighther timings than Hynix but Hynix are capable of hitting DDR3-2600+ (might need CL12 for that).
All three options in 1st post have very close price/performance ratios, it's up to you how much you want to invest.
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