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Hello my wonderful computer nerds I say cheerfully, it is black friday the best nerd holiday along with cyber monday. Ok so I have been meaning to upgrade my CPU to 4770k for a while now and my ram and I see this on email

5% off everything on newegg


then I see

Intel Core i7-4770K 17% off
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116901


bundled with mobo

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 LGA 1150 $15 off
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131976


and this free apparently......

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 FREE $40 of ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231718


this is my old ram

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277



So although this is exactly what I need, I am afraid its too good to be true.

1) How good is this for overclocking? Mainly the mobo, how does having 4 sticks make OC it harder?

2) Is all of this compatible? Including my old ram with the new ram? Having 8gb of ram would be icing on the cake, im 99% sure it is, but I always check with you guys first since Im a bad newbie at computers.

3) My ram might be failing currently or have errors, every once in a while my computer locks up and I have had my computer overclocked for a while. I have been meaning to format my computer and test, but with my current overclock (i5 to 4.0Ghz) I have turned down my ram to 1200Mhz to keep it stable rather than tweak settings around, I think its worth it.

4) I read about fried parts frying whole machines, and I don't remember much of what I read except sheer terror of my beloved computer dying, could my ram cause my whole computer to get fried? This thought scares me like no other.
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bumpity bump bump......


The reviews on this mobo aren't that great on newegg but it still seems pretty solid


actually mobo seems expensive and free ram + game don't really matter.... hmmmmmmmmm
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Hello my wonderful computer nerds I say cheerfully, it is black friday the best nerd holiday along with cyber monday. Ok so I have been meaning to upgrade my CPU to 4770k for a while now and my ram and I see this on email

5% off everything on newegg


then I see

Intel Core i7-4770K 17% off
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116901


bundled with mobo

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 LGA 1150 $15 off
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131976


and this free apparently......

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 FREE $40 of ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231718


this is my old ram

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277


So although this is exactly what I need, I am afraid its too good to be true.

1) How good is this for overclocking? Mainly the mobo, how does having 4 sticks make OC it harder?

2) Is all of this compatible? Including my old ram with the new ram? Having 8gb of ram would be icing on the cake, im 99% sure it is, but I always check with you guys first since Im a bad newbie at computers.

3) My ram might be failing currently or have errors, every once in a while my computer locks up and I have had my computer overclocked for a while. I have been meaning to format my computer and test, but with my current overclock (i5 to 4.0Ghz) I have turned down my ram to 1200Mhz to keep it stable rather than tweak settings around, I think its worth it.

4) I read about fried parts frying whole machines, and I don't remember much of what I read except sheer terror of my beloved computer dying, could my ram cause my whole computer to get fried? This thought scares me like no other.

1) Having 4 sticks makes it harder to reach higher overclocks, this is very common problem. It puts more stress on the memory overclock, limiting your overall max overclock. Better to stick with 2 sticks, at least for Z87 platform. That motherboard is a terrible deal. If you are paying that much you can get something better. But realistically you are just wasting money. Here's a board that is just as good, and will give you similar overclocking results for much less money:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157371

Don't fall into the ASUS motherboard trap.

2) From what I can tell, it looks like you would have one stick of 4GB, and two sticks of 2GB. Therefore you wouldn't be able to run it in dual channel unless you had gotten 2 sticks of 4GB. Which is problematic because then you will have 4GB occupying 2 channels, and 2GB occupying 2 channels. Which still will be 8GB but in a weird fashion. Honestly, you are better off just selling your old sticks. Make some extra cash and buy an entirely new kit. Like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231665 Especially if you get a cheaper motherboard. Worth it.

3) If you think you are having memory problems. Run mem test, see if you get any errors. But more reason to get a new kit. Memory is cheap these days, you can get 2400MHz for $64. Can't beat that.

4) If your memory is malfunctioning, it's not going to "fry" anything. Just will cause errors.

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Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 11/30/13 at 3:04am
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