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Old December 28, 2011, 03:31 PM
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ASrock Extreme 3 Gen3 Newegg.com - ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBSR

Since it's 2133 how would I go about booting up with it. I've never overlocked ram? Is there any risk or life shortening of of PC's when overclocking ram?
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Old December 28, 2011, 04:28 PM
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DDR3 2133(OC) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 / 800Memory your looking at
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Old December 29, 2011, 02:52 AM
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So yes? What of my other questions?
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Old December 29, 2011, 07:09 AM
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Well the particular RAM you're looking at isn't on the memory support list but the 1866 version of it is, so I'm willing to say that the RAM will work.
Don't exceed the voltage that is specified on your RAM and you will be fine when it comes to longevity. It's when people set ridiculous voltages when stuff starts to break.

For booting, just install the RAM, then check CPU-Z to see if the RAM is working at the speed that you want. (sometimes the motherboard can detect the XMP profile and load up automatically)
If the RAM is running at a lower speed (usually DDR1600/800MHz or DDR1333/667MHz), then you have to set the higher speed manually in BIOS.
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Agreed only overclock nubs brake things, i haven't in so long i can't even remember anymore.

Though in general i don't really go all in on the memory overclock topic,ill tweak some but i won't bother to go all in just for that last 0.4% at the expense of system stability.
Its just not worth it.

speaking of that i bumped in to a crappy video card the other day with dr2 2ns ram that's running at like 60% of what it could on the card in question and runs hot as hell, like near the thermal limit of what that kind of integrated circuit can take.

Don't know what that's all about but theirs no way id push is faster on the card in question and why dell chose not to put heat sinks on the video card ram when all the rest of the cards like it had ram sinks.
Yay dell.

As for pumping the speed back up to what the ram should be able to take lol forget that.
Its probably reject ram that failed control and then was over-voted just to keep it stable at 60% of max rated speed.

ddr3 266mgz is fast as it is, imho just tweak your timings and call it a day.

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