advarntek 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?
"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."
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.
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