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i5 760..OC or Not??

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May 11, 2016
hi guys, just got my i5 760 installed today..heres my queries lol..
It come as 2.8ghz with turboboost hitting 3.3ghz, with 1333mhz ram running @ 667mhz, so basically everything is stock except the ram being "turbo" (can select extreme,but makes no difference imo), i can get a stable oc @ 3.5-3.6ghz at the expense of the turboboost (i.e it runs at a constant 3.5-3.6ghz regardles) but ive gotta reduce the ram from 10 to 8 so its seen as 533mhz ram, which i can get running @ around 590mhz stable, ive got it to 665mhz-ish but it failed everything lol

What will perform better overall, a higher cpu clock with less ram speed or a lower cpu speed with ram running properly @ 667mhz on the 10 rather than 8 ram divider?

also any ideas why the turboboost has a x25 multi, whereas when go to oc it only has a max of x22?!?

1 final thing...will running the 667mhz @ say like 750mhz ruin anything? it doesnt seem to mind it.. until i do intel burn on very high :(

thanks in advance :)
I've personally always found that you gain more "speed," or at least the feeling of a more noticeable increase in speed when increasing processor/CPU speed than increasing memory speed. I have often sacrificed some memory speed in favor of gaining more CPU speed, if the memory was what was limiting my overclocks.

For instance, the difference between 1066MHz DDR3 and 1333MHz DDR3 would be minimal. However, the difference between 1066MHz DDR3 and 2133MHz DDR3 might be noticeable, at least in benchmarks anyway (and maybe in gaming, to some small degree). It used to be that the difference in speed with memory was very noticeable back in the DDR1 days where the difference between 200MHz DDR and 400MHz DDR were fairly large and could gain many FPS by upgrading to a faster kit and/or a faster kit with tight timings, but not so much these days. There are some gains to be made by say taking a 1600MHz kit with 9-9-9-24 1T timings and running it at 1600MHz with say 6-8-6-20 1T timings (provided the memory sticks can actually run stable at those settings), but they aren't great gains in speed.

That's not to say that I don't overclock my memory kits by making them run at tighter timings than they were tested for and guaranteed to run with at the factory (I do). But, I'm a little different than some people, as I like to get the most out of my PC parts that I can (within reason, and not overclocking well outside what I think a component can handle).

But the difference between let's say 2.8GHz and 3.8GHz (as an example) on a processor is quite considerable in everyday tasks, and gaming (from my experience).

Ruining your memory is unlikely unless you supply it with way too much voltage.

More information may be needed if you wish us to help you further though.

Such as:
Memory brand and model:
Power Supply brand and model:
Type of CPU cooler (stock, or brand and model if not stock cooler):
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thanks for the input guys.. i dived in & have a 3.4ghz stable, on arctic freezer 7, if i push it anymore it gets ridiculously warm..@ 3.4 on intelburn on high & 25-30runs hits no higher than 75c.. idles anywhere from 35c-48c depending on weather, if doors open or not etc.. & yh it does run better with the oc, even with ram running slower :)

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any change in my clock, changes my ram speed.. if i try & run with ram oc`d aswell it BsoD`s on intelburn :(
You can also try lowering the multiplier allowing you to up the bclk some more to help compensate for the lower RAM divider.
I ran mine at 20 x 200 on the 8x RAM divider to get 800 on the RAM