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I'm picking up ram for a friends build. He wants OCZ and has a $300 budget (CDN).

The two option that I am looking at for his conroe build (with a EVGA, 680i board, he has a pair of 7600GT's he is carrying over from his amd build) are:

OCZ PC2-6400 Platinum 2x1GB, 4-4-4-15

or

OCZ Spec Ops PC2-6400 2x1GB, 5-5-5-12

he is going with an E6600 and will do moderate overclocking on air. Which would offer better stock and overclocking performance?

Thanks
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hmmm... You will be able to change the timings in the BIOS once the system is running.

Not sure if the stock timings are indicative of a baseline or not.

My Patriot 6400 came at 5-5-5-13( failed Prime95 miserably), but I run them at 4-4-4-8 (Rock Solid) w/ 2.15 VDIMM

Hope that this helps. Good Luck
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post #3 of 4
Go for Platinum.
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I'd get the Platinum.

Also check out these.

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