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To Buy 8 pack 4133Mhz or OC my 8 pack 3600Mhz...

Discussion in 'Memory' started by david_xr, 19 Apr 2020.

  1. david_xr


    Joined: 10 May 2011

    Posts: 105

    Location: Reading

    As per the title, I'm unsure what to do with my RAM.

    Right now Im running the 8 pack dark pro 3600 kit.

    im looking to improve some performance of my machine and it has been suggested to overclock the RAM. I've been linked a ish guide on how to etc, im still unsure exactly as I can't see some of the settings in the bios (maybe I've missed them/not checked all avenues).

    my other option is to buy some faster RAM, but this has also been pointed out to me that this might not be as good timing wise as overclocking my existing RAM.

    the kit I was looking to buy is:

    what would you do?
  2. Finners


    Joined: 27 Mar 2009

    Posts: 2,638

    You are into the realms of low single digit gains here. So if you are having any significant performance issues, new RAM won't sort them.

    So with that said just have a play around with yours. You have a good kit currently that with a little more voltage can probably run a little faster with a little tighter timings but to reiterate the gains will be small
  3. JonFlower


    Joined: 6 Sep 2014

    Posts: 15

    At the weekend I purchased 2x kits of the 4133 CAS18 8Pack Team Group RAM, for a total of 32GB. Given the low price I thought why not! I note that one of the reviewers has said that 4000 CAS 17 worked for them. 32GB will probably be overkill but I think that having 4 DIMMs filled should allow the board to use rank interleaving for a minor performance gain. I currently have 16GB of the 3200 CAS14 Team Group RAM which I'll sell off.

    Unfortunately my order is still showing as 'not dispatched' so I'm guessing that OCUK are running on limited staffing due to the COVID19 situation.