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okay so i sent my g.skill ddr2 667 4-4-4-12 back, its rated at 1.8-2.0V so i figure thats why its incompatible with my motherboard...

so what memory to buy? ive got $270 to work with, so i'd like to keep it under $320 or so, my dad said i can pay him back...

thing is, im not sure what is and isn't compatible with my motherboard... its the one in my specs - the 965G with integrated graphics even though im using a 7800gt.
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post #2 of 14
you should've gotten the 965P ifyou have a 7800gt. the G doesn't OC as well.

if you can shell out the extra $30. these
if not, then these.
or some OCZ.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220095

this is the stuff i found that i might like - the ratings are VERY high on newegg... so i figure it would be a good buy.

see, my motherboard doesnt support those kits. they're above 1.8V and my manual specifically says 1.8V ddr2 dimms..
would the patriot kit be fine?
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G.skill800>>>>>>>>patriot667. if you're going to get some heavy OC'ing going, you're going to want some 800.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cgrado
G.skill800>>>>>>>>patriot667. if you're going to get some heavy OC'ing going, you're going to want some 800.
yea but theres no difference, those reviews all say it runs at ddr2 800 4-4-4-12 anyways, so it wouldnt make a difference, ill be ocing heavily but the thing is, ill run it at ddr2 533 since my fsb is 1066mhz anyways, and then i'll just overclock it from there... so what does it matter if its ddr2 667 4-4-4-10 or ddr2 800 5-5-5-15?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220144 Have you looked at these. I have the PC5600 DDR2 Extreme Performance (Micron Chips) @3-3-3-X I am very happy with performance and stability, no problems ever...May have to goto www.pdc.com for the lower latency Microns?
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post #8 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cgrado
haha funny this is the kit i sent back - only lower timings and higher voltage.

none of this memory is rated at 1.8V - my motherboard requires a default voltage of 1.8V!!

nevermind i bought the kit i found... it has more reviews at higher ratings than any of that memory anyways...
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post #9 of 14
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sorry... feel free to make other suggestions, but make it 1.8V since theres a good chance that this memory doesnt work out too lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fade2green514
none of this memory is rated at 1.8V - my motherboard requires a default voltage of 1.8V!!

nevermind i bought the kit i found... it has more reviews at higher ratings than any of that memory anyways...
What reviews are you referring to? I hope you're not talking about Newegg comments made from anyone smart enough to create a password. Also, you keep mentioning 1.8V as default, but what is the highest Vdimm setting your BIOS allows?
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