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    pcguy9441 Thread Starter

    Apr 16, 2007
    With specs like below (Asus Z97 pro gamer.... and an i5 4690k)

    how do you know what speed memory to use to allow for max overclockng later? (adequate cooling assumed of course) Many buyers on newegg are using 2400. I was thinking 1600 was the base speed to use as I have that with my i5 4670k. But then I can't get above 4Gigs, but I have a crappy 4 pipe cooler too and I chicken out early on the temps.

    Also, when it says "O.C." below in the memory spec, is it talking MEMORY overclocking or CPU or both? Of course the CPU needs to be OC'd first.

    Helping a grandson with his first gaming machine.


    From the Asus motherboard spec:

    Number of Memory Slots
    Memory Standard
    DDR3 3200(O.C.)/ 3100(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2933(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666(O.C.)/ 2500(O.C.)/ 2400(O.C.)/ 2200(O.C.)/ 2133(O.C.)/ 2000(O.C.)/ 1866(O.C.)/ 1600/ 1333
    Maximum Memory Supported
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