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Windows 7: Need Ram pick advice

03 Dec 2015   #11

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

It`s a simple process of going into the bios and either setting the ram timing manually or using an XMP profile already setup by the ram manufacturer.

The DDR4 I just bought for my Z170 is advertised at 2666 MHz, but when installed it runs at 2133, I simply go into the bios and choose XMP profile #1, then save and exit the bios.
They also have a 2nd profile which runs at 2800 MHz, an added bonus for free (so to speak)

Most overclocked memory has to be set manually in the bios, totally normal.

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03 Dec 2015   #12

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Here's a screen shot from Steve's oc,
The DRam is where you can increate to the amount the ram comes as for the full amount,
I would not oc 2133 to 2400 but if you want to make 2400 actually use that then that would be more reasonable,
But if you are not benchmarking or gaming oc'ing your ram makes little sense :/
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03 Dec 2015   #13

Win 7 Premium 64 Bit

Thanks for the info. I think the bottom line is I'm going to go with this one you recommended ............ CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Memory Kit Model CMD16GX4M2A2666C15 - Right in my price range. No need to OC, or tweek anything correct?
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04 Dec 2015   #14

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

That`s up to you, Mike think there`s no sense in running your ram at it`s rated speed.

I say there`s no sense buying high speed ram if your not going to use its full potential.

And compare the price with Corsair, if Newegg charges you tax, you`ll pay more for the same thing.

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You have to add each item to your cart at each website and get the final total to compare.

I mean if you only wanted to run your memory at 2133 etc you could get GSkill much cheaper.

2133 MHz

G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) Memory Kit Model F4-2133C15D-16GRR -

And 2400 MHz is even $10 cheaper then that.

G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Memory Kit Model F4-2400C15D-16GRR -

And for $30 more then the 16 GB Corsair set, you could get a full 32 GB set of GSKill 2400 MHz

G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Desktop Memory Model F4-2400C15Q-32GRK -
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04 Dec 2015   #15

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

I just believe the system is better capable to adjust needs as you use resources
Also many bios have features to overclock safely
My x99 asus board has "EZ Tuning Wizard" that will adjust everything not just the ram
Last I used it increased everything 20% with very little interaction or guess work from me
I just answered a few questions to the wizard and boom I was overclocking

Liquid cooling on the cpu is recommended to oc and of course more than adequate fan ventilation is also recommended

Simply surfing the internet does not require using ram at full speed
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04 Dec 2015   #16

Win 7 Premium 64 Bit

Thanks for all the input. And one more thing in regards to my MOBO Z170X.......ThrashZone had mentioned about looking at this.....My SkyLake 6700k Journey do I need to make adjustments as described in this post? Thank you
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05 Dec 2015   #17

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Not neccessarily, I didn`t have any issues with my Z170.

Another Skylake Journey !!
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05 Dec 2015   #18

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Tommie tried the same board so you might ask him on that thread
He eventually ended up with a asrock z170 I believe because of usb issues... :/
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05 Dec 2015   #19

Win 7 Premium 64 Bit

Thank-you gentlemen..............much appreciated
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