What RAM for OCing I5 2500k??

anort3

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Any GSkill Ripjaws or Corsair Vengeance or really any quality band with a lifetime warranty ( Crucial, Samsung etc. ) is fine. If you get the Corsair make sure it's the low profile version if you plan on adding an aftermarket cooler.

You want 1.5v DDR3 1600 cas 9. Anything faster is a waste of money on a Sandy Bridge chip due to the integrated memory controller not being able to use it. Going over 1.5v voids the CPU warranty.
 

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Well I have my x58 system oc to 4 ghz and the ram is at 1603 so it does have an effect on your cpu oc..
 

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Not in a Sandy or Ivy Bridge system. They are overclocked via multiplier not with the FSB like older X58 systems.
 

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