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I have no complaints with the OCZ ddr3-1600 cas7
$180 /6G or $110/ 3G

If you gave a brand preference cool, if not: g.skill, ocz, corsair are all fine

just don't pay extra for fancy heat spreaders, at 1.5v this stuff doesn't even get warm to the touch
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Getting to DDR-2000 on an i7 is difficult as the uncore (the memory controler/L3 cache, NOT the CPU core speed), would have to be 4GHz, and this takes a lot of uncore/QPI volts.

It's certainly doable, but is of dubious safety on air cooling.
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I suggest you getting the Corsair Dominators, like other people suggested:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145224

or if you want to be a super enthusiast, go ahead and buy the 2000mHZ Corsair Dominator GTs (they're not out yet):
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post #14 of 23
The minimum memory multiplier you can use is 2:6 which, at a 200 base clock, puts your RAM at DDR3-1200. So you should buy AT LEAST DDR3-1333 RAM if you're overclocking. At a more reasonable 2:8, you're at DDR3-1600. That's about the sweet spot, I think. You aren't going to gain very much above 1600.
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post #15 of 23
I actually was going to ask the same question - my friend can get very good pricing on Corsair Dominators. Should I go for the 2000MHz ones or is 1600 going to be okay? I'm shooting for 4GHz+ and water cooling here.

Don't really understand how i7 works, but for example my 1000 MHz memory is more than enough because I'd have to run at FSB of 2000MHz to be synced and that's more than I can do on this motherboard. Get my flow?

Thanks -noodle
post #16 of 23
instead of all those I would go with these.. they aren't much more than the 6gb 1600mhz dominators and they outperform them like no other. These are just as capable as the dominator gt's for half the price. I actually have both sets (1600mhz doms & 2000mhz hyperx's), and the kingstons give way more overclocking flexibility with ram division and uncore speeds. With the high bclk you'll want to achieve the 2ghz hit's the money!

200bclk with a 20x uncore divider and 2:10 ram divider should be golden!

4ghz cpu
4ghz uncore
2ghz ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104084

I've done 2200mhz @ cas7.



Edited by NCspecV81 - 5/6/09 at 10:43pm
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post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by NCspecV81 View Post
instead of all those I would go with these.. they aren't much more than the 6gb 1600mhz dominators and they outperform them like no other. These are just as capable as the dominator gt's for half the price. I actually have both sets, and the kingstons give way more overclocking flexibility with ram division and uncore speeds. With the high bclk you'll want to achieve the 2ghz hit's the money!

200bclk with a 20x uncore divider and 2:10 ram divider should be golden!

4ghz cpu
4ghz uncore
2ghz ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104084

I've done 2200mhz @ cas7.


Thanks for that! Let me see what kind of pricing he can get. I'm thinking of getting a Bloodrage so those dominators would sure look nice though But maybe if the Kingston is a better deal I'll go for it.
post #18 of 23
As far as I know with the Bloodrage the memory multi is locked as well, I can't run my memory at 2GHz, but I can at 1600 with a 200 BCLK. Still it's definately not pointless, at 1600MHz I can run them at 6-6-6-14 timings, everest showing a latency of 42.6ns. It's blaaaazing fast
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post #19 of 23
I know the Kingston are performing well. But G.Skill has released the 3x2Gb Trident DDR3 2000 kit at only $159 with free shipping. They are showing some real promise.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...54&Tpk=Trident

post #20 of 23
Read this. It should help make things a little more clear. And by no means, are any of these kits bad, just which of the these great kits beat the other. Read, I found fun.
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