G.Skill Trident X 2400MHz 32GB Kit
Demonstrating that the G.Skill kit is at the very high end of current RAM possibilities, we had to upgrade the BIOS on our UD5H before it would even POST at the XMP speed and timings. Thankfully these days Memory is so compatible with almost anything that you no longer need to look at manufacturers compatibility tables before your purchase, but we'd definitely recommend you do so with such a demanding package as this.
32GB G.Skill Trident 2400 @ 9-11-11-28
Gigabyte Z77X UD5H - F14 BIOS
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4GHz
Cougar CM1000 PSU
Corsair F80 SSD
Thermalright Silver Arrow
Windows 7 x64
One of the things we were hoping to test with today's review, to try and give you something different, was whether there was more overclocking potential available using just two of the sticks instead of the four. It's well documented that populating all of the slots on your motherboard can limit your overclocking, so is that true? Well sadly it doesn't appear to be the case, at least with such high density sticks as we have with the 32GB TridentX. We couldn't get it to boot on our UD5 at 2600MHz regardless of how much we slackened the timings or increased the voltages. After two hugely frustrating days we gave up attempting to increase the speed, and went for the "lower timings" option.
Thankfully this was more successful, and even with all of the slots populated we could still lower the timings from 10-12-12-31 to 9-11-11-28. As our preliminary testing showed that the 32GB TridentX gave the same scores as we saw from the smaller kit, we'll be running all of today's benchmarks at these lower 9-11-11-28 timings.