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Higher speed RAM when overclocking Haswell or lower speed RAM?

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Hey everyone, so I've been trying to read up on as much as I can here while organizing my build for my intel 4670k. I currently have this older DDR3 1333 ram which can technically be used with my motherboard (Asus Z87-Pro) but I dont know if it'll be usable when I overclock my rig.

I am going to be running a corsair h100i and am aiming for 4.5-4.6ghz with the overclock.

My old DDR3 1333mhz ram is this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231189

Should I keep this ram (I have 8gb, 2x4)

Or should I get 1600mhz ram or should I get 2133 mhz ram for the overclock?

Thanks guys.
post #2 of 5
it should not matter because unlike LGA775, RAM and CPU are not linked when overclocking.
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So you'd personally suggest the faster ram?
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Why 2133? Most amateur overclockers would just buy a 2400 kit, dunno where you are but they're often available for $60-65 for 2x4gb in the US
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post #5 of 5
Cyro is right about that. Just find the ram speed you want and buy it factory oced. Overclocking ram is troublesome and wasily cause unstable
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