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16GB Ram for 2600K OC'd ?

Discussion in 'Memory' started by Arthur Hucksake, Apr 19, 2017 at 6:04 AM.

  1. Arthur Hucksake

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 14, 2010

    Posts: 2,641

    Location: Nottingham

    Hi there,

    I recall many moons ago, that there were issues with running more than 2 sticks of RAM with overclocked Sandy setups.

    Now 2x8GB kits are ample, can anyone make any suggestions?

    Corsair LP stuff? Am I right in thinking I may as well stick to 1600mhz on this kind of setup? (to maintain the overclock)

    Team Group Vulcan likely to work?

    It's running on an Asus P67 Pro B3 rev, and has been stable at 4.5Ghz for over 5 years now. (idle temps 32C - max around 50C) and I intend to throw a 1070 GTX in.

    Cheers

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  2. Finners

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 27, 2009

    Posts: 1,887

    So do you have 2x4gb now or 2x8gb? I ran 4x4gb @ 1866Mhz for ages with no problems. Just bumped up the voltage for the memory controller.
     
  3. Arthur Hucksake

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 14, 2010

    Posts: 2,641

    Location: Nottingham

    Running 2x4GB and I know this board can be dicey with overclocks and 4 sticks of ram. Why I want to stick with 2x8gb.
     
  4. Disco_P

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 30, 2013

    Posts: 4,177

    Location: Edinburgh

    People always told me there would issues running 4x4GB but I had no problems. I ran a 4.5Ghz 2550K/3570K/2600K on a sabertooth z77 motherboard. I used 2 sets of Corsair 1600Mhz CL9 1.35V ram, bought years apart (such that DDR3L became a thing which the latter set was) just set XMP in the bios and had 0 issues.

    When trying to get some higher overclocks I removed a set and found no improvements to stability.
     
  5. sgavan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 9, 2013

    Posts: 1,194

    I have been running 4 x 4GB Corsair XMS 3 1600 for years on an overclocked 2600k at 4.6Ghz, and not had any issues, but this is on a gigabyte board.
     
  6. vectisitch

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 14, 2010

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    Location: swanley,kent

    i had an asus maxumius i4 extreme and ran my 2600k overclocked at 4.9 and my 2700k overclocked to 5.0 with 4x4 gb corsair vengeance 1600 ram. absolutely no issues
     
  7. HeX

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 20, 2004

    Posts: 10,470

    Location: Huddersfield, UK

    I ran 2 x 8GB Kingston HyperX Beast @ 2133MHz on a 2600K up until a few weeks back when I switched to Ryzen. Never had a problem.
     
  8. eddiew

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 26, 2007

    Posts: 1,443

    Location: Leeds

    I run 4x8gb @ 1866. As others have said, the memory controller needs a kick of voltage to be properly stable, but it handles it.

    Doing this does pump up the thermals though, to the point where I had to choose between lowering the OC on the processor, or speeding up the fans.
     
  9. eddiew

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 26, 2007

    Posts: 1,443

    Location: Leeds

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