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Hey,
I am just wondering the Question in the title ???
How bad does more ram sticks have an effect on Overclocking ?

Thank you in advanced smile.gif
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post #2 of 13
On an x6.... not really.
(Look at my sig)
In fact many 2x2GB kits OC better than 2x4GB kits (RAM-wise)
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;12361878 
On an x6.... not really.
(Look at my sig)
In fact many 2x2GB kits OC better than 2x4GB kits (RAM-wise)

ok Thank you smile.gif +REP
and just to clear it up for me, when people say about more sticks will make it not overclock as good, is this the CPU or RAM they mean that wont overclock as good ? biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 13
CPU. More sticks really shouldn't affect RAM overclocking that much if the sticks are the same (unless the ICs vary perhaps). The 4 DIMM holding you back analogy usually only applies to C2 revision x4 processors, sometimes C3 revision but even that IMC is a tank.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;12362011 
CPU. More sticks really shouldn't affect RAM overclocking that much if the sticks are the same (unless the ICs vary perhaps). The 4 DIMM holding you back analogy usually only applies to C2 revision x4 processors, sometimes C3 revision but even that IMC is a tank.

Ok thankx again smile.gif and is it a big difference to the amout it limits you to overclock, i think that was my main question lol.
Will it just be a few MHz or 500MHz or more ???
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post #6 of 13
The more sticks of ram you have the more work your North Bridge has to do.
Depending on your motherboard/processor/ram combo you may need to only use 2 sticks.

With 3 sticks of ram I need to raise my NB voltage just a very small bit since I keep my voltages about
.02 above what's considered Prime stable.
Not really a big deal for any of the newer processors.

AM2/AM2+ had trouble keeping ram stability over 1333mhz.
    
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i've always went with the lower stick count.
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post #8 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf;12362791 
The more sticks of ram you have the more work your North Bridge has to do.
Depending on your motherboard/processor/ram combo you may need to only use 2 sticks.

With 3 sticks of ram I need to raise my NB voltage just a very small bit since I keep my voltages about
.02 above what's considered Prime stable.
Not really a big deal for any of the newer processors.

AM2/AM2+ had trouble keeping ram stability over 1333mhz.

Thankyou for your info biggrin.gif and yer i know about it putting more stress on the North bridge but:
How much difference is they ???

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post #9 of 13
difference in what? the more memory per physical ram stick the less stress on the NB. Overclocking wont be any different until you get to extreme levels, between, for example, 4 x 1 gig sticks to 2 x 2gig sticks to 1 x 4gig stick.
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post #10 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by decapitator;12366380 
difference in what? the more memory per physical ram stick the less stress on the NB. Overclocking wont be any different until you get to extreme levels, between, for example, 4 x 1 gig sticks to 2 x 2gig sticks to 1 x 4gig stick.

I mean how much will it overclock less ?

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-GA-890GPA-UD3H motherboard
-Corsair Doninator GT

Thankyou for your help and +rep smile.gif
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