Max Memory speed for a Core i7 920

Asus Rampage ii extreme motherboard
January 12, 2010 at 15:13:46
Specs: Windows 7, 2.4 GHz / 4095 MB
Hi. What is a max memory speed to go with a i7 920 whilst both remaining stable. I was looking at some corsair TR3X6G1866C9DF 1866 memory but though will I ever get to run well at that speed with a 920?


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January 12, 2010 at 16:24:17
"it is obvious that highest speed DDR3 memory only makes sense for serious enthusiasts, or for those with unlimited budgets. Everyone else should focus on mainstream clock speeds of DDR3-1066 or DDR3-1333, and go for a trustworthy brand and the quickest timings their budget allows."

Which RAM Speed Is Best For Core i7?

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January 12, 2010 at 16:54:33
Hi. that was an interesting read however does not answer my question. Im going with either

TR3X6G1600C8D 1600
TR3X6G1866C9DF 1866

the difference in price is £15 and with the TR3X6G1866C9DF 1866 i get a little fan which is nice.

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January 12, 2010 at 17:24:10
Oh; so you already had your mind made up before you asked? Hell, go for the little fan.


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January 12, 2010 at 17:28:54
The board selection seems to make all the difference with ram speed. One may run 20% or 30% faster than a similar branded model.

Look at overclockers forums for how fast they can run and how they set them to.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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January 12, 2010 at 21:36:58
It's your money, feel free to spend it needlessly.

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January 13, 2010 at 05:12:22
Most of that RAM is just overclocked lower speed RAM that makers raise the voltage on in order to get to those speeds. Check the required voltage against the specs on the board you are planning on using. You may find the BIOS may not even support it. Also, buying RAM that in not on the motherboard manufacturer's site as tested (QVL) you are gambling it will work.

Bet you also run RAID 0.

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