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    Hello,

    This is a n00b question.

    Let's pretend money is not an issue here (as if...!)

    So, what I would like to know is what would perform better in an overclock?

    > 2x2GB 1333Mhz Good RAM

    OR

    > 2x2GB 1600Mhz Good RAM

    I'm looking to build a PC with a 790i mobo + E8400 CPu that I plan on OC'ing. The FSB of the E8400 is only rated at 1333Mhz.
    I guess by OC'ing this it will climb towards 1600?

    If I get the 2x2GB of 1333Mhz RAM would I be limited by how much they can OC? Would it be better then to get the 1600 Mhz RAM?
    With the idea of running the FSB and RAM in a ratio of 1:1.

    I'm not really sure. *For the moment I'm not worried about cost* but I am curious in the answer...

    Thanks for you help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chemicallymark View Post
    HI guess by OC'ing this it will climb towards 1600?
    I haven't seen one review where they've been unable to surpass a 400MHz FSB (effectively 1600MHz), E8400's are brilliant overclockers, especially when paired with a 790i.

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    Thanks for the help.

    I'w looking forward to *eventually* building this bit of kit and trying it out...

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    What RAM do you tihnk would be better here:

    2x2GB Corsair TWIN3X 1600MHz DDR3 CL7-7-7-20

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    2x2GB OCZ Platinum DDR3 1600MHz EB CL7-6-6-24

    Which is the better overclocker? The price difference between the 2 is about 150!!
    Not sure why the Corsair is is so much more? Is it *that* much better?

    I thought OCZ RAM was very good as well?

    Thoughts? Comments?

    Cheers.

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    from what i have read that board is capable of 2000mhz ddr3 so personaly i would be going for the 1600mhz depending on cost of course

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    heres some links to 2000mhz ram from ocz

    http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...lex_ii_edition

    http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...atinum_edition

    http://www.ocztechnology.com/product..._ready_edition

    so far OCZ, corsair, kingston HyperX, and Crucial have release saying they have achieved these speeds but I only have been seeing the OCZ and crucial for sale tho. the OCZ are cheap for the performance 2GHz for 260ish quite good while the crucial is what 500-600? i forget the price for the crucial.

    also I wouldn't waste money on the lower end DDR3 Ram since DDR2 at 800 (cas3 from corsair dominator or the mushkin model 991512) or 1066 at low latencies still blow away 1333Mhz and some 1600MHz DDR3(because of the high cas 9-8 for 1600mhz does no justice) in performances.

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