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Can no-name sticks hold me back when OCing?
#1
I'm making the jump from OEM to DIY, switching out practically everything I have now except for the stock i7 (920@2.66GHz), 2x2gb Micron sticks (PC3-10700 667MHz DDR3), and 5 drives. I'll also attempt my first OC, shooting for 3.5GHz. Will new sticks be necessary for that? I held off on upgrading them because I never use more than 50% RAM

My newegg receipt if you need more info:

CPU THERMPASTE|AS5-3.5G % - OEM
$9.99
PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-750TX 750W RT
$109.99
MB ASUS SABERTOOTH X58 LGA1366 R
$199.99
CASE ANTEC|NINE HUNDRED BK RT
$99.99
CPU COOLER CM| RR-B10-212P-G1 RT
$29.99
VGA SAPPHIRE|100315L HD6850 R
$184.99
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#2
Micron, I believe, is the parent company of Crucial. Try oc'ing with your current RAM. You should be able to drop the memory multiplier so as not to overtax it. I think you already have a bit of leeway, though. By default, Bloomfield only supports 1066MHz and you have 1333MHz modules.
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#3
Yeah, drop the memory multiplier down to 8 and you can increase BCLK quite a bit. At least to 166 MHz. If your memory is really good, you can probably hit 180 without modifying the timings.
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#4
Thanks for the tips, I'm glad it's not a total crapshoot Smile
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