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Hi,

I'm glad I had an opportunity to join this forum. Please forgive me as these questions are rather amatuer. This will be my 1st time building a system. Recently I have acquired a DFI Infinity 975X motherbroad with an Intel Core 2Duo E6600 processor. However, I do not know which type of ram would be sufficient in building this unit. I was hoping to use 4 @ 1 GB of G.Skill PC2 6400 with 4-4-4-12 timing and a CAS Latency of 4. This unit would be used primarily as a gaming unit. I would like to ask the opinion of all the members of Overlock.net to see if this would be sufficient. Thank you very much!
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post #2 of 12
Go for the G.skill and welcome
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post #3 of 12
Welcome. Once your parts arrive (or right now), go ahead and fill in your system specs.
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post #4 of 12
I wouldn't take 4 sticks, it is way slower in dual channel mode then 2, at least on AMD chipsets it is.

You will be better of saving the money and getting 2 @ 1 GB , besides it not that much of a difference, not with the current games.

Welocome to OC.net BTW
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Hellgy
I wouldn't take 4 sticks, it is way slower in dual channel mode then 2, at least on AMD chipsets it is.

You will be better of saving the money and getting 2 @ 1 GB , besides it not that much of a difference, not with the current games.

Welocome to Overclock.net BTW
Intel doesnt have much ofa proble with all 4 slots. Either way, 4gb is useless, 2gb is plent enough so save yourself ~300 dollars.
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post #6 of 12
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Well I was reading about CAS Latency. I guess where I'm really confused about is technically you want the CAS Latency as low as possible right? So buying RAM that has a CAS Latency of 5 compared to one that has a CAS Latency of 4, the one with the lower Latency would run faster correct?
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by changster8260
Well I was reading about CAS Latency. I guess where I'm really confused about is technically you want the CAS Latency as low as possible right? So buying RAM that has a CAS Latency of 5 compared to one that has a CAS Latency of 4, the one with the lower Latency would run faster correct?
For Conroe the difference between a CAS latency between 4 and 5 is very minimal. In fact I can barely find any differeces in benchmarking, so go ahead and get the 5 if you wish.
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post #8 of 12
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So far I've got these parts:
1. Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
2. DFI Infinity 975X
3. G.Skill 2GB (2 @ 1GB) Latency: 4
So my next concern is if I'm overclocking this computer, what type of Cooling recommendations can be made? I was thinking about a Zalman?
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Intel Pentium D @ 2.8 GHZ Intel D975XBX nVidia Gefore 7800 GT 2 GB 
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by changster8260
So far I've got these parts:
1. Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
2. DFI Infinity 975X
3. G.Skill 2GB (2 @ 1GB) Latency: 4
So my next concern is if I'm overclocking this computer, what type of Cooling recommendations can be made? I was thinking about a Zalman?
Zalmans aren't that great. My reccomendation would be the Big Typhoon. With my case flow and the BT I run ambient temps at idle.
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post #10 of 12
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So you don't think a water cooling system is necessary right? I've had many friends who are die hard fans of these water cooling systems and stand by them so much.
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