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Hello OCN,

I have just recently upgraded my personal computer the raw specification are below

Intel Core 2 Quad QX6850 3.6GHz [400x9] [1.50v] [vdroop to 1.44v]
Asus HD6770 1GB X2 [Crossfire]
2GB Kingston DDR2 800MHz [6-6-6-18] [1.8v]
Foxconn Digital Life P45 [Supports DDR2 1066MHz]
Thermaltake Toughpower 875w [76a single 12v rail]


I'm looking to upgrade my random access memory to either four gigabyte dual channel or eight gigabyte quad channel. What would be the best option? Considering that I’m going to be keeping the above configuration going into two thousand and twelve and early part of two thousand and thirteen before I do a complete overhaul of my personal computer.


Please could you also be as kind to provide me with the random access memory that you think is best suited to my needs? I will give you REP+ if the random access memory is suitable for my configuration. Please could you also consider that my motherboard support double data rate two only.


Many Thanks

And also

Thank you for helping


Ps. the random access memory will be purchased by using the funds that I should hopefully receive from relatives and close friends. My budget could be anything from thirty to hundred Great British Pounds. All suggestion would be hopefully

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*Edit*

I think I might have found the ideal random access memory kit please can you please take a look and advise me?

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-039-KS

Edited by SickStew - 12/7/11 at 10:39pm
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I have an older PC that I'm running DDR2 on and I've found this particular model of Corsair to be extremely stable:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145176

I had a faster set of Corsair Dominator installed, and not only was it not stable, but one of the sticks also went bad within a year.
I have 8 gigs total (4 sticks) of the DHX in my PC now and it runs sweet.
Corsair's warranty and customer service is fantastic as well.

See my sig rig for details.
Good luck!!!
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Originally Posted by tehRealChaZZZy View Post

I have an older PC that I'm running DDR2 on and I've found this particular model of Corsair to be extremely stable:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145176
I had a faster set of Corsair Dominator installed, and not only was it not stable, but one of the sticks also went bad within a year.
I have 8 gigs total (4 sticks) of the DHX in my PC now and it runs sweet.
Corsair's warranty and customer service is fantastic as well.
See my sig rig for details.
Good luck!!!

Many thanks tehRealChaZZZy I will search for the random access memory you have suggested to see if I can find it in a UK based store.

Could you also take a look at the random access memory link I posted on my first post.
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As DDR2 is phased out, it will become more expensive and harder to get as production slows down drastically. I recommend getting 8Gb if you plan on running the system for another year. Plus you wshould be able to sell the ram for a little more than you paid for it because of the diminishing supply. I would look for a decent DDR2 800 cas4 kit, or a DDR2 1066 Cas5 kit. G.Skill used to have the best offering for price/performance. I liked the G.Skill Pi series. They even had an affordable DDR2 1100 kit which I wish I still had!

The kit you linked seems OK, but has a high voltage of 2.1v (full specification tab says 2.2v). if you run 4 modules, you will probably need a bump in voltage, so I would look for a 1.95v or less kit.

This Kingston kit is DDR2 800 cas4 with 1.95v at Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-HyperX-800MHz-Latency-Memory/dp/B000NI7WP0/ref=sr_1_23?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1323327187&sr=1-23

Here are the specs on Kingston's site: http://www.kingston.com/hyperx/products/khx_ddr2.asp


And these are my favorite G.Skill DDR2 kit of all time: http://www.amazon.co.uk/G-Skill-PC2-8800-1100MHz-5-5-5-15-Heatsinks/dp/B00318G3AY/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1323327546&sr=1-1
Edited by ericeod - 12/7/11 at 11:00pm
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Many thanks tehRealChaZZZy I will search for the random access memory you have suggested to see if I can find it in a UK based store.
Could you also take a look at the random access memory link I posted on my first post.

I've never used Kingston but from what I understand the product is solid.

Ericerod brings up a good point though and I wish to add to it. As time goes by, DDR2 is harder to find as quantities become more and more scarce and prices stay high. I actually had an initial set of Corsair XMS C4Pro go bad after about 4 years or so. Corsair replaced that with a set of Dominators, no questions asked. When I had trouble with the Dominator C5's after a year or so(they gave me more memory total though-2 gigs to 4), they offered to replace that immediately, and even offered me an upgrade to DDR3 if I wished. In the end I stayed with the DDR2 and they threw in 2 sets of the Corsair memory fans as well and gave me 8 gigs for the 4 gigs I was returning.

The point I want to make is that as DDR2 supplies decrease, you'll need a manufacturer that stands behind their product 200%.
Good luck m8!!! thumb.gif
Edited by tehRealChaZZZy - 12/7/11 at 11:43pm
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Thank you for the help fella's
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