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Would it be better to save a little money, buy DDR2 667 and hope it OCs to DDR2 800, or to just get RAM that's stock DDR2 800 and hope it OCs further?

Planning a Core 2 Duo build some time next year.

My current ideas are an E6400 and a Gigabyte DS3, if that effects anything
    
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post #2 of 15
DDR2 800 will probably make you happier longer, just MO
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budget?
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I have a conroe x6800, and I use ddr2 800 corsair xms2, and it overclocks nicely.
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post #5 of 15
This RAM, Crucial Technology 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) TY2KIT12864AA663, is rated for DDR2 667 speeds but it can surpass DDR2 800 speeds with relatively tight timings (4-4-4-12) since it has Micron D9 ICs.
I wish I would have looked into them before jumping the gun on the much more expensive G.Skill HZ.

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This stuff supposedly overclocks very well
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148017

Ok, ckp64 got me
    
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post #7 of 15
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Ha, that's actually the 667 RAM I was considering, so I guess you guys answered my question exactly.

And just for the record, my budget is $250 for RAM on this build.
    
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
Ha, that's actually the 667 RAM I was considering, so I guess you guys answered my question exactly.

And just for the record, my budget is $250 for RAM on this build.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231087
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post #9 of 15
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Only issue with those is the mixed reviews.
    
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post #10 of 15
These ones can get to DDR2-1000 without too much trouble.
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