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Hi,

I'm planning to get the Gigabyte GA X58 EXtreme with these RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227381

I've tried to find what are the board memory dividers because I think this memory have such a low voltage and latencies that they only overclock 32 Mhz.

As I mentioned before, I'm planning to OC a core i7 920 to >4.5 Ghz, I was wondering if the gigabyte board would offer a memory divider that could get my RAM running at stock speeds with my CPU OC @4.5 ghz.

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greater than 4.5ghz???? what kind of cooling?
I'd guess under a high end water setup, on air that isn't happening, lol.
 

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I dont think the memory divider varies from board to board. I think all X58 boards offer the same dividers but I could be wrong. I am sure you will be just fine but if you want to OC to 4.5ghz I think you would need higher speed RAM if those only OC 32mhz over stock. Even mine OC to 1800mhz so maybe look into the GSkill for some budget 1600mhz RAM.
 

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I dont think the memory divider varies from board to board. I think all X58 boards offer the same dividers but I could be wrong. I am sure you will be just fine but if you want to OC to 4.5ghz I think you would need higher speed RAM if those only OC 32mhz over stock. Even mine OC to 1800mhz so maybe look into the GSkill for some budget 1600mhz RAM.

Thx for the advise! +Rep to you!


They only OC 32 mhz @ stock voltage, ramping up voltage would improve it's performance for sure...
 

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i would go at LEAST 1800 if not 2000mhz memory, 1600 is useless.
Thx, but does anyone know what multipliers does this board have?
 

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from what ive been able to find you can use any multiplier 5,6,7,8,9,10 whatever you want. that being said i take back what i said about the DDR3-1600 and now say it would be a fine choice

Haha ya, ddr3 1600 seems to be the overclockers standard right now for i7. Anything less and you may run into walls. More is always gives you more OCing headroom but then its too much for a 24/7 OC so your just spending money on something you wont use. Sure you can run it faster but they are already running so fast it doesnt really improve performance. These memory chips dont OC as well as alot of DDR2 so you have to get the high performance from the start.
 

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Haha ya, ddr3 1600 seems to be the overclockers standard right now for i7. Anything less and you may run into walls. More is always gives you more OCing headroom but then its too much for a 24/7 OC so your just spending money on something you wont use. Sure you can run it faster but they are already running so fast it doesnt really improve performance. These memory chips dont OC as well as alot of DDR2 so you have to get the high performance from the start.

gen 1 ddr3 OC's great but the low voltage of I7 ddr3 doesnt allow for much of an OC
 
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