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Darkbreeze

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My advice would be to either get a 2 x8GB kit, or a 2 x16GB kit if you think you need more than 16GB. Those would be the best options. The third option, if 16GB is enough for your purposes would be to get another CMV8GX4M1A2133C15 Corsair module to use along with the one you already have that is 8GB.

Obviously, there are no guarantees that it will work because mixed RAM is always a crapshoot and that includes buying another module of the same part number at some later date, but it's an option and stands at least a fair chance of working, and working a lot better than that mishmashed nightmare you have going on right now. LOL.

I think that would be the path I'd take unless I could afford to simply sell off all those modules to somebody and/or just buy a matched set that we KNOW will work correctly together. If you do that, I'd suggest getting a kit in the 2800-3200mhz range. Shouldn't be enough to affect your overclock on the CPU and it might actually offer a small amount of increased snappiness to the response of the system. Plus, running only two modules instead of four will take a lot of stress off the memory controller so I see no reason not to increase the memory speed to a faster kit if you decide to go with an all new set of sticks rather than getting another like the one you have now.

If you do that instead, you can find one here:

https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-2133-288-Pin-Memory-CMV8GX4M1A2133C15/dp/B00SV7IILC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1544812785&sr=8-1&keywords=cmv8gx4m1a2133c15
 

Zahirrudin

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Yup...its a blunder from me trying to overclock my new brilliant CPU :lol: anyway this is not the end of the world..

How about Tridentz RGB 2x8gb 3000 Mhz ?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06WP4L3D7/

Is the RAM issue affecting stability of CPU temperature? Feel weird when temperature spikes during idle/less load but stable during gaming...
 

Darkbreeze

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Those modules would be excellent. Yes, the more memory that is installed, the higher that CPU core and package temps are going to be. Each module in use increases the required voltage through the memory controller/CPU so for each module in use there will be a thermal penalty to pay.

That is another reason why we say that when you buy memory, buy ALL the memory you are ever going to need for that system. If you think all you will ever need is 16GB, then get a 2 x8GB kit. If you think you MIGHT need 32GB someday, then get a 2 x16GB kit. Don't ever PLAN to have to add memory later, because it's probable that it won't have the same configuration as your current memory even if you buy the EXACT same kit, AND you're going to increase the stress on the MC by adding two more modules. No memory manufacturers ever guarantee their memory kits will run at the advertised speed when using four modules on a four slot board.

For motherboards with six or eight slots, they might promise such a thing if you buy a six or eight module kit, but I'm not confident that most of them would guarantee anything other than each single module would be capable of running at that speed and that two of them most probably would. Anytime you go past two modules, all bets are off and there may be a good amount of configuration changing needing to be done in order to get all the memory to run together. Even then, they still might not all run together AND run at the rated speed. Much depends on whether you are overclocking (Helps), how good the motherboard is, what chipset it is, how good the memory modules are and what ICs they use, how clean the power delivery is and how many power phases are devoted to the memory and whether there is very good ripple, noise and voltage regulation from the power supply.
 

Zahirrudin

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here my new rig



with $600 Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition but now running on PSU Corsair TX550M only.

how to overclock to 5.0Ghz, master? provided i buy new PSU....maybe $90 refurbished Seasonic PRIME platinum 1000W :bounce: :D





 

compprob237

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First off:
This system, "Gramps", has three different CPUs. I have one X5660 and two X5670. The one I'm posting now is my worst X5670 (Needs tons of VCore) that I decided to crank to the limit that was still stable enough to pass benchmarks. I will post with the other two CPUs that are stable. I'll also post my i5-6600K system as well.

Name: Gramps
CPU: Intel Xeon X5670 #2
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58
CPU Voltage: 1.5875
CPU Bus Speed/Multiplier: 200x24
Clock Speed: 4.8GHz
RAM: 30GB (3x8GB+3x2GB) G.Skill mixed DDR3-1600 9-9-9-17
Cooling: Air
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Not quite stable and thermal throttles but clears most benchmarks without throttling or crashing.
Gramps, the 9+ year old system that still puts up a fight with the young whipper snappers.
CPU-Z Validator | 3DMark - TimeSpy - CPU Score: 5232 | PassMark CPU score: 11,625 | UserBenchmark CPU Points (Single/Quad/Multi): 117/469/877
 

Darkbreeze

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Using automatic overclocking methods and presets is largely frowned upon due to the fact that 100% of those methods result in unnecessarily high voltage to err on the side of stability, and the fact that you can't fine tune anything that way. It's really not a measure of anything that you are able to use one click overclocking methods. This thread is intended for actual overclocking questions and discussion.
 

mousegolf

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Using automatic overclocking methods and presets is largely frowned upon due to the fact that 100% of those methods result in unnecessarily high voltage to err on the side of stability, and the fact that you can't fine tune anything that way. It's really not a measure of anything that you are able to use one click overclocking methods. This thread is intended for actual overclocking questions and discussion.
That's why I posted it this way. For novice, this is the best way for them to get started. For we advanced overclockers, we go to UEFI and do our own tweaks from the get-go.

You did look at my specs? You can't ask for better performance from my particular choice of components when I build this in 2018.

5148.95 MHz is enough for me with a Noctua D15 Air Tower Cooler.

https://valid.x86.fr/2xyl7y

https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/14915124
 

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