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Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Madstrike, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Madstrike New Member

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    Hi all. Ill get a new rig, and was wondering about some options. Since Im a noob in terms of overclocking I was hoping to listen to some educated suggestions on a new rig. Basically it would be an i5 750, and mobo Asus P7p55d-e Pro. Now on the memory, I was wondering about these:
    1-G Skill ECO Series, 1600mhz, 7- 8-7-24, 1.35V
    2-Mushkin Enhanced Redline, 1600mhz, 6-8-6-24, 1.65V
    3-Mushkin Enhanced Blackline, 2000mhz, 7-10-8-27, 1.65V
    4- Kingston HyperX T1, 2000mhz, 9-9-9-27, 1.65V
    5- G Skill Pis series 2000mhz, 9-9-9-24, 1.65V

    They all are 2x 2gb DDR3.
    I was wondering if it would be best to oc the i5 along with 2000mhz memories or maybe a 1600 would do just fine? Secondly was wondering if the eco series have any advantage(performance wise) other than the fact that it runs with a lower voltage. Please post ur thoughts on those, or also on other memory sets not listed here, as well as the rest of the set up(proc and mobo). Keep in mind that im still learning about oc, so I wouldnt be too inclined to go nuts on it. With that said, Id like to get just decent speed without getting a considerable decrease on the processor lifetime, and just using air cooling. Thanks.
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    If you plan on overclocking most modules rated for 1600MHz can reach 2000MHz with ease. I'm not in the mood to go through looking for reviews for all those sticks you mentioned but generally speaking Mushkin can be hit and miss, I would say get the Kingston HyperX as its known for reaching high clocks. Crucial Ballistix and G.Skills Ripjaws are known overclockers.


    http://www.testfreaks.com/blog/revi...ig-memory-kit-1600mhz-khx1600c8d3k24gx-1-65v/
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    Go for the Mushkin Enhanced Blackline, 2000mhz, 7-10-8-27, 1.65V. High speed with relatively low cas.
    I had Kingston Hyper X 2000Mhz and they didn't overclock well. only 50 mhz extra.
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    That is because modules @ 2,000Mhz are already at its limits, you have to find a 1333Mhz or 1600Mhz version to achieve a OC just over 2,000Mhz. According to the reviews, I think the OP wants to OC.
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    Maybe a year ago when they used all kind of different memory chips. nowadays the overclocking headroom for DDR3 is way smaller because they use selected chips.

    before: 2000MHz rated sold as 1333Mhz
    nowadays: 1333MHz rated sold as 1333Mhz

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