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Hey!

I have always wondered one thing.

Why does adding more ram sticks in the slots affect the oc?
With only one ram stick in place I have noticed I can go up to 100mhz higher, than with all 4 sticks in. Why is it like this on all computers?

thanks
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More strain on the memory controller.
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there is more stress on the NB, when i upgraded from 2gb to 4gb i had to up my NB voltage up one notch to maintain stability.
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People often say it should be like this (more sticks=more stress on the memory controller), but this is even more true when you are OCing the RAM; if you have the RAM underclocked it shouldn't make any difference.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheFlyingWallaby View Post
More strain on the memory controller.
Bang on. More Dimm Sockets Filled More your memory controller has to work which = more heat and more power usage
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ok, thanks guys
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