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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145470

Above is a link of my ram, my question is, is it good? I am about to upgrade my cpu to a 4800 x2 or an opty 165. I just want my ram to be able to hang when I start overclocking. I know I need 2gigs later, but have no problems with only having one right now. what do you think?
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Good enough for the time being I'd say. You'll have to run a divider of course (it's DDR400 and not DDR500), but the timings look decent. I believe these stick do overclock a bit, just try them out a little.
    
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I'm running 2 of that set... but, unregistered.

First thought: Do you mean to use Registered RAM?
Second: when you first put these sticks in, they may try to run at DDR333, instead of DDR400; also, the SPD might set the timing to something like 3-4-4-8, but in the BIOS, you can safely and quickly set those to their advertised 2-3-3-6 with no problems.
Anything past that is going to be up to your own tweaking.


Consider, also, that for the best memory overclock, 4x512MB sticks (such as my setup) can only run at 2T... whereas 2x1GB can run at 1T with the timings and allow you better response.
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Consider, also, that for the best memory overclock, 4x512MB sticks (such as my setup) can only run at 2T... whereas 2x1GB can run at 1T with the timings and allow you better response.

I'm running this ram and its been beautiful. I'm stable at 252x10 with no divider, so these are overclocking well for me.

Dont quote me on this, but i believe their timing is actually 2.5-3-3-6 for an amd board. I'm running mine at 2.5-3-3-6@1T, which I did have to change in the bios, the bios had them set at 333mhz, w/ timings that were higher, but i fixed that and its primo!
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That set should do you good. The thing with Corsair is they change IC chip produces quite frequently, so they may or may not overclock all that well. They all seem to be able to get to the 210-220MHz range, but you will need some BH-5 or TCCD IC chips to get above this mark though. Infineon CE-6 seemed to be good for 230's, but like I said it is hit or miss. It is likely you will have to run your memory at a Cas Latency of 2.5, which has nothing to do with the board and everything to do with your cpu. E4 or E6 revision of San Diego's, Opteron's and Venice cores will be able to run the memory at a Cas Latency of 2.0. Your system will likely default to 2.5 but you can change it and run at 2.0 with the newer revisions.
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