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Are these sticks safe to run at a bit above 16000MHz ?

http://www.corsair.com/cmx6gx3m3a1600c9.html

Or should I set the multiplier for it + uncore to be below it?
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post #2 of 18
Absolutely! The memory is one of the parts of a system most of us overclock!
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post #3 of 18
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Sweet! I've heard that the uncore for i7-970 shouldn't go over ~3.2GHz so I guess as long as I'm below that, I am safe?

How much extra heat would 100-200MHz generate if i still run it at 1.65v ?
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post #4 of 18
you might have to raise qpi or nb volts if your unicore gets to high but you should be fine. Iv had my ram all way up to 1900mhz from 1600 on just 1.65.
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post #5 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by frW;11998842 
Sweet! I've heard that the uncore for i7-970 shouldn't go over ~3.2GHz so I guess as long as I'm below that, I am safe?

How much extra heat would 100-200MHz generate if i still run it at 1.65v ?
That's something I personally don't know. But I do know that memory like this should be pretty overclockable.
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post #6 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf;11998875 
you might have to raise qpi or nb volts if your unicore gets to high but you should be fine. Iv had my ram all way up to 1900mhz from 1600 on just 1.65.

How much did you increase QPI voltage? is that the same as nb ?
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post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by frW;11998784 
Are these sticks safe to run at a bit above 16000MHz ?

http://www.corsair.com/cmx6gx3m3a1600c9.html

Or should I set the multiplier for it + uncore to be below it?

You can run these guys up to 1800 or so (on edit via XMP profile is how I got 1800, here's a screen w/ more details on the settings if it helps))

-TG
Edited by Tleilaxu Ghola - 1/13/11 at 1:33pm
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post #8 of 18
Yep if you can get it stable at that speed,I've got my OCZ Gold 1600MHz running at 1728MHz Stable
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post #9 of 18
My mate told me that he got his to 1780mhz and is stable.... i have mine at 1600mhz atm but will be overclocking to 1700mhz soon.

so the answer is yep you can overclock to 1700mhz...

my other mate got his to 1900mhz... but had water cooling lol...
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post #10 of 18
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Do you need additional cooling on the RAM if you want to take it up to 1700mhz? Or is it enough with just my fan-setup in the case?
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