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Oc kingston 1600mhz blue ram instead of bying new kingston predator 2400mhz ram?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by gasolin, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. gasolin

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    Kingston have released there hyper x predator ram witch do not costs as much as i would have thought in there 2x4gb 2400mhz version, only about 10 euros more the 1600mhz kingston hyper x (2c4gb) KHX 1600c9D3B1K2/8GX

    I was thinking about getting them as an upgrade to my 1600mhz std hyper x ram, my cpu is a i7 870 and a Asrock H55M LE that has xmp in bios and supports DDR3 2600+(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory. Should i go for about 1866mhz cl9 (if possible) or 2133 mhz mabye cl10 would be achievable?

    It is possible to oc kingston hyper x blue even more then 1000/2000mhz http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/memory/display/ddr3-1600-lga1156_9.html

    How am i gonna oc my ram, so they are faster,with xmp or manuel, don't seem to get my cl lower then 9 it seems it's locked all the (few) times i tried oc my ram and change cl to 8 or lower

    would it bee easyer to buy the new kingston predator 2400mhz ram if i want to have faster ram (already have a fast ram and a 120gb kingston hyper x k3 ssd)

    My cpu is oc'ed from 133 to 154 and hypertrading is disabled, but turbo is on, it seems like hyperthreading made my pc unstable when i was trying to oc my i7 870 cpu, that's why i disabled it
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    Only reason I would go to 2400Mhz is if I was sure I could run a 200 BCLK. Even then 2400MHz is still up to the IMC in the CPU as to whether you can actually get to and run 2400 stable.

    Also I don't think it was HT causing the issue, I could run over 200 BCLK (over 4ghz) with it active.

    As for clocking the memory you have, you are on the right path, you just need to set things up and test to be sure its stable.
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