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#1 bp9801

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:04 AM

In need of some memory? Join OCC as we look at a new kit and see what we think of the Mushkin Ridgeback 996991 PC3-16000 8GB - http://www.overclock...dgeback_996991/

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 04:40 AM

Page 1 - I laughed when I read about the "greater than" sign in the Mushkin logo. Last I checked the "<" symbol is universally known as the "less than" sign. :P

I still want a set though - the black heatsinks are damn nice looking and the price isn't horribly outrageous if you need the higher memory speed (do you even need fast memory to overclock the newer Intel platforms?).

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 10:37 AM

There redline stuff has always been good. But these new chips they use on the Ridgebacks are awesome, and they are fairly cool as well :)

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:59 PM

Whenever Mushkin decides to be the best bang for the buck I'll finally get to use em :P

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 04:47 PM

Page 1 - I laughed when I read about the "greater than" sign in the Mushkin logo. Last I checked the "<" symbol is universally known as the "less than" sign. :P

I still want a set though - the black heatsinks are damn nice looking and the price isn't horribly outrageous if you need the higher memory speed (do you even need fast memory to overclock the newer Intel platforms?).


To get higher memory speeds you are limited to the memory multiplier speeds plus the amount of bclock your chip has. If you want to increase bandwidth then that really is your only option.

1066,1333,1600,1866, 2133, 2400 are about the only ones that will be usable. 2400 only if you have a good IMC and memory capable of it.
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 04:51 PM

To get higher memory speeds you are limited to the memory multiplier speeds plus the amount of bclock your chip has. If you want to increase bandwidth then that really is your only option.

1066,1333,1600,1866, 2133, 2400 are about the only ones that will be usable. 2400 only if you have a good IMC and memory capable of it.

So do you *need* faster memory to OC the base clock or are there lower multipliers that are usable? I've not touched an Intel board since my Core 2 Quad.

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