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in my current system, im running memory at horrible timings i believe they are something like 5-5-5-12. i wanted to replace that with something with a lower cas latency or something, but im a noob at matching memory to my system. i have a p4 prescott 3.4 @ 3.8 and currently running 240-pin pc 5300. mobo is a GA-965P-DS3

anyone recommend good ram for this setup. keep in mind im saving for a conroe as well and was wondering what was still compatible for both.
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Depends on your budget. If you have around $300 to spare, go for a 2GB G.Skill HZ kit, or if you only need 1 GB and can find a 1GB kit, get one of those. Either way, HZ is great. It's the one with the black heatspeaders They're amazing overclockers and can run at nice timings. They're also excellent combinations with a Conroe.
    
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500GB 7200.10 + 160gb WD Windows Vista x64 SP1 Dell SP23" something W. Saitek USB 
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nice.. yeah, i just am a big noob when it comes to ram and such. i just like to make the thing run as fast as possible. money isnt really a problem cept for the girlfriend, ahha, but aside from that, most of my money goes into this computer of mine. the only thing i dont like about it is the ram and the cpu, so its like T_T GAHHH so i just have to wait it out til that next paycheck
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P4 Prescott 650 @ 4.01 Gigabyte 965P-DS3 7900GTKO 1 GB PC-5300 (2x512) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160GB SATA XP SP2 Professional Dell 17" Flat Panel Saitek Eclipse 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160GB SATA XP SP2 Professional Dell 17" Flat Panel Saitek Eclipse 
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Yep, so if budget is no problem, the G.Skill HZ is your best bet
    
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB 7200.10 + 160gb WD Windows Vista x64 SP1 Dell SP23" something W. Saitek USB 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB 7200.10 + 160gb WD Windows Vista x64 SP1 Dell SP23" something W. Saitek USB 
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