For those of you who don't know, overclocking can sometimes come down to winning what is known as the silicon lottery. The idea is that no two computer parts are exactly the same. These little differnces can have a major effect on how a particular hardware bit will overclock. You can have something that overclocks extremely well, or something that can barely even run at the advertised specifications. This applies to CPUs, GPUs, Ram, and other things. Rest assured, Samsung has done a fantastic job is making memory that can pretty much get a great overclock almost all of the time. But sometimes there will be a one in a million part that will overclock so well that it becomes worth it's weight in gold. Getting your hands on a one in a million part is just plain dumb luck, but what if we could improve those chances for you?
When companies make parts, and in this case ram, they produce their parts in batches. Let's say we have two batches, "batch 1" and "batch 2". While one stick of ram from batch 1 might overclock slightly different than another ram stick, but they will be somewhat similar. On the other hand, if you have a stick of ram from batch 1 and another stick of ram from batch 2, their overclocking potential will generally be completely unrelated to one and other.
That is where you, the member, can help out fellow members. If you have something that is really spectacular, show us the batch number by taking a picture of it and uploading it to this thread like so.
I will put it in the google docs spread sheet, for all to see.
For those of you who are searching for some good overclocking memory, you can go to a microcenter, or some other store that sells this ram and try to match the batch numbers to better your odds at winning the silicon lottery yourself.
Happy Cherry Picking and good luck to those who seek to win the silicon lottery