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post #1 of 11 Old 03-01-2008, 09:25 PM - Thread Starter
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Well I have some crappy OCZ 5-5-5-15 RAM with whatever bad IC Chips were put on it.

Long story short I've never built myself a "Hardcore" machine before so I kind of shorted myself in areas where I shouldn't have shorted and/or have waited (Specifically I really wish I waited for P35 lol)

Anyway I was looking at our list of RAM IC Chips and in the Q&A it says that D9GMH/D9GKX were the best ... it also mentioned ProMOS????

On that same note I only noticed ProMOS chips in the PC3200/+ modules but regardless I'm kind of curious if I should upgrade my ram now for about $60-$70 or if I should just wait till DDR3 comes down and get whatever new chipset will be coming out.

I've heard theres going to be a new socket near the end of '08 with the 32nm Intel's but I dunno

Admittedly theres nothing wrong with my system - it runs fine...mostly, but I do have the attitude to make everything the best it can be
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If you're fine with just a 2x1Gb kit, go with this. I recommend these over ballistix seeing as the newest ballistix haven't been oc'ing as well due to the one sided ICs.


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If you're pleased with how your system is running now, there's no point in upgrading. End of '08 will bring the 45nm native octo-core Nehalem which has an onboard DDR3 memory controller which can handle 6 RAM modules. You could always grab a second GTX and/or a new PSU. ramlist.ath.cx
Use that to find RAM that is a good price, and has the right IC's.
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Whats wrong with the new Ballistix batch? I know I've seen an increasing number of threads in regards to them just completely dieing but what do you mean by "One-sided ICs" ??

And in that regard maybe I'll wait till the end of '08
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The new Balistix have IC's only on one side of the module. These do not overclock well like the older, "double-sided."
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The new Balistix have IC's only on one side of the module. These do not overclock well like the older, "double-sided."

How does that make a difference?

Sorry just trying to learn
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How does that make a difference?

Sorry just trying to learn
Crucial has started shipping their new single sided ram that do not offer the same OCing as the double sided micron D9GMH ICs. The new single sided ICs are D9NHL, which are not OCing as well. I read a review where the 1066 kits where topping out at 1129.

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So does everyone else like G.Skill still do double-sided with the D9GMH/GKX?
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So does everyone else like G.Skill still do double-sided with the D9GMH/GKX?
The theory is that the last of the D9GMH ICs are being used up. But the G.Skill HZs are still shipping with the great D9 overclocking ICs.

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So does everyone else like G.Skill still do double-sided with the D9GMH/GKX?
The kit I linked you to in my first post has really great OCing ICs.


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