Some folks at Coolaler got busy this week and tried to see if they could set a new overclocking record.
Rather than pushing a CPU beyond its limits though, they chose to test the limits of a quad-module memory kit.
It was G.Skill that provided the RAM (four 4G DDR3-2600 modules), while a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H motherboard ran an Intel Core i7-3770K “Ivy Bridge” CPU.
The speed achieved was 3,077 MHz and things get even more interesting when considering that the entire setup was air-cooled.
This is the second record that G.Skill memory is used for in the past two months.
Back at the beginning of March, an overclocker managed to drive a dual-channel kit to 3736MHz.
We are fairly certain that this is not the last we hear about overclocking feats accomplished on or with Intel Ivy Bridge central processing units.
3,000 MHz Broken on Four DDR3 Memory Modules
This is a follow-up, of sorts, to the new dual-channel record set last month
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