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I currently have 4gb 2x2gb 1600mhz cl9 1.5v g.skill (the$49 ram):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

and I want to buy this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314

they are exactly the same except they are 2x4gb.

Would this effect the overclockability of 2600k? Right now is 4.2ghz without voltage increase.

I want to do the same with 12gb ram.


EDIT: if you were wondering why do I need 12gb is because I do 3d rendering.
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No I don't believe you will have any issues.

As I understand it, people mention RAM hindering your overclocking ability because the more sticks of RAM you have the more of a chance one wont be a good overclocker and you are effectively limited by your slowest stick then.
    
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Yes, the more DIMMs you have, the greater the strain on the North Bridge.

You'll probably be fine, though, seeing as you're just at 4.2GHz.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 3/16/11 at 12:13pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thisischuck01 View Post
Yes, the more DIMMs you have, the greater the strain on the North Bridge.

You'll probably be fine, though, seeing as you're just at 4.2GHz.
This is correct. At 4.2 ghz it shouldn't matter but going higher may cause instability.
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4 gig sticks are harder too. You have to adjust some settings a little more than 2 gig sticks. 99% of the time.

My 980x doesn't really care. 6 or 12 gigs, 3 or 6 sticks. It overclocks the same. It doesn't always go like that.
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post #6 of 7
So how does that affect SB, where the North Bridge is integrated into the CPU?
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Screw it, just buy two of the 8GB kits and sell your 4GB kit.
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