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Hello guys. A quick question.

I have a 7 hour p95 stable OC, fsb 1700, 3825 mhz q9650.

The memory was unlinked, and set at 800mhz, with 2t . Its rated at 5 5 5 15 and thats what I left it as. I just focused on getting the fsb cpu and those voltages stable.

Now Im adding another 4 gigs of memory for a total of 8.

Will this mess up my overclock?
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The more memory modules, the harder to get a stable overclock. Your CPU may require more voltage possibly if you add more modules.
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But what has cpu got to do with it if its unlinked?

Do you mean vtt? I could see how that might get affected.
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post #4 of 6
Getting 4 sticks stable with 775 platform is always more difficult than 2. It's alot more work for the memory controller, so the NB may need more voltage and memory settings may need tweaking.

Really doesn't have much to do with VCore, memory controller is not on the CPU.
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post #5 of 6
you will have to raise the NB voltage,
as mentioned its harder to get 4 sticks stable than 2.
most of the S775 unstable threads on this site, have 4 sticks of ram
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post #6 of 6
In my experience, 4 sticks is not the problem, but 4x2GB. 4x1GB or 2x2 + 2x1GB overclocks much easier. In fact in my P5Q-E 2x2 + 2x1GB overclocks just as well as 2x2GB. 4x2GB however are much harder.
    
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