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Cpu's limit the ram speed?

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I'm wanting to build a new server with mainly desktop parts and the Pentium G3260 is on the list of possibly processors.
I went to intel's website to see if it had virtualization.. it did, but I noticed that the cpu will only handle up to 1333 ram speeds.
Then I noticed my 4790k was only up to 1600. I thought it was the chipset/mobo that limited this?

What would happen if I went into the mobo and set the ram to 1600?... in 1-2 of my mobo's its just a simple single option... no base clocks or w/e.
How much performance increase?
(Only overclocked my 640 propus and kinda forgot how its done)
How much of a performance boost would I get? Would I have to overclock other stuff too?
Right now I'm failing to find intel chipsets that can overclock.

Thanks,
Higgins909
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Hi there tongue.gif

Well IMHO the performance increase from 1333Mhz to 1600Mhz in DDR3 is not really much of a gain.

Now what you could to to gain more speed, sort of speaking, is looking for 1333mhz ddr3 with tight timings, This will allow you to refresh your memory way faster, and it could be way faster than a normal 1600Mhz with normal lossy timings.

Or populate all your RAM slots and gain speed thanks to the gain of the extra bandwidth provided by more ram sticks.

Normally is the memory controller that limit the ram speed, it can be inside the CPU or on the motherboard, that's why normally the CPU says the recommended speeds. but it's possible to have faster speeds with overclocking. tricky but doable tongue.gif

As an advice i would say that the most important thing when building a server is stability, so you shouldn't be looking to overclock your ram, or buy things that might compromise the reliability of your system. rolleyes.gif

I hope that helps, Cheers rolleyes.gif
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Whats the purpose of this pc?
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

Whats the purpose of this pc?
Well the short answer is server.
File, game, proxy, maybe other stuff in the future + VM host.
(I'm still trying to plan out if the VM host will be the file server or if the file server will be on a VM like it is on my current server)

Right now the gear I'm looking at is similar to my gaming rig.
gaming : 4790k 2x8gb m-atx
planning server" G3260 4x8gb m-atx.
If server ever needs upgrade, swap mobo and ram, For a even better gaming rig.
Either keep swapped server gear or upgrade.... This bit didn't quite come out the way I wanted... might get something across.
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The memory controller is in the CPU now, so motherboard doesn't really have as much to do with it now. And the listed speed is just what it is certified for, you can easily run faster RAM than that, although some motherboards limit what you can set.
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