View Single Post
  #3 (permalink)  
Old November 14, 2013, 03:53 AM
Rasparthe Rasparthe is offline
MVP
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: 44N by 79W
Posts: 360
Default

More RAM can indeed hinder your OC. The memory controller is onboard of the processor itself (usually referred to as the IMC) and also tied to many of the clocks the processor is subject to. The more RAM you add the more it strains your IMC, the faster you set the frequency the more it strains your IMC, adding more of one or the other can cause instability. You may find that you can overclock 8 GB of your RAM to higher speeds then you can get 32GB to run stable. It mostly depends on the strength of your IMC and they can vary widely.
Reply With Quote