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Hi, I plan to buy an E6600 and a Asus P5B pretty soon. I am kinda new to overclocking, made a couple of tests with my old prescot 2.8e and really feel like pushing my new CPU pretty far while maintaining a 1:1 ratio with the Ram FSB. What I would like to know is what kind of ram should I buy.

1. Should I get crucial 2gb kit ddr667, raise my cpu fsb until I get pass the 1:1 ratio and if so, is it possible to upgrade the Ram fsb to match the cpu?

2. Should I get some ddr800(still cant choose the brand) while ignoring the 1:1ratio with FSBs cuz I doubt I am gonna get my cpu that far with a Scythe Infinity Fan and is it gonna lower the overall performances to have a higher Ram FSB?

P.S. Is that true that DDR2 can only have minimum timings of 4-4-4-7?
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WD Caviar 250gb 7200rpm 16mb Windows XP Pro Dell Logitech G15 
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post #2 of 6
That Crucial RAM is really good stuff, assuming you are looking at this kit.

Note that the 1:1 speed of DDR2 RAM for the E6600 is DDR2 533 speeds (double the FSB). Thus, with that Crucial kit you actually have room to overclock, since you can increase your FSB to 333GHz (CPU clock 3.0GHz) before the RAM hits it stock speed of DDR2 667 on a 1:1 divider. However, that RAM can handle a lot more, likely over DDR2 900 speeds, and possibly DDR2 1000 speeds. Thus, you should be able to overlock more, possibly up to 3.5-3.6GHz CPU clock (389 - 400MHz FSB, DDR2 778/800 speeds).

That Crucial kit clocks as good as high end DDR2 800 RAM, since it simply uses the same chips(!). I am not sure why Crucial rated it at DDR2 667, but I think that's a marketing gimmick to promote this Anniversary kit as something special (DDR2 667 that overclocks to DDR2 1000 speeds sounds a heck of a lot more exciting than DDR2 800 doing that).

The timing story is not true. Look at the 3-3-3-12 timings (aat DDR2 667 speeds) of the Crucial kit, and the 4-4-4-5 timings of the G.Skill HZ DDR2 1066 kit (ok, that one is expensive!! $500...)
    
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post #3 of 6
Yea... What he said.
No but seriously, that crucial is is very good memory, I agree with everything Chozart said.

Get the crucial, its the best for the price, the next best will be something close to G.SKILL HZ which is expensive (as Chozart stated).
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post #4 of 6
That Crucial Technology 2GB Kit will give you a run for your money. I'm using it for my build, and it's a very good kit.
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Alright I'll try to get some! But cant get it from neweggs since I live in canada and they dont ship outside U.S. Most likely I'm looking on ebay to get one of these 2 with a price nearly as low as the ones on newggs.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D Conroe E6600 Gigabyte DS3 Asus X1950pro 256mb 1GB K-byte 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar 250gb 7200rpm 16mb Windows XP Pro Dell Logitech G15 
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C2D Conroe E6600 Gigabyte DS3 Asus X1950pro 256mb 1GB K-byte 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar 250gb 7200rpm 16mb Windows XP Pro Dell Logitech G15 
PowerMouse
500w no name Logitech G5 
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Sorry Double post
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C2D Conroe E6600 Gigabyte DS3 Asus X1950pro 256mb 1GB K-byte 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar 250gb 7200rpm 16mb Windows XP Pro Dell Logitech G15 
PowerMouse
500w no name Logitech G5 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D Conroe E6600 Gigabyte DS3 Asus X1950pro 256mb 1GB K-byte 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar 250gb 7200rpm 16mb Windows XP Pro Dell Logitech G15 
PowerMouse
500w no name Logitech G5 
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