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post #1 of 9
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I was just wondering, what RAM should i use if i want to OC e6300 to 3.0 GHz and remain stable at that point and use the PC at that clockspeed? Because I was leaning towards OCZ while someone says OCZ and gigabyte 965P S3 aint compatible enough or S3 and D9 shouldnt mix.

I thought i should get some professional confirmations.
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Budget?

My two recommendations: G.Skill DDR2 800 2GBHZ or Team Xtreem DDR2 800.
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budget around $300 CAD
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NCIX has the Team Xtreem PC2-5300 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-667 (TXDD2048M667HC3DC-M) for $330CAN. Those RAM sticks use the D9GMH ICs which can easily reach DDR2 1000 (4-4-4-10) with only 2.0V-2.2V.

boredom found a cheaper version.
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would Corsair XMS 2TWIN2X2048-6400PRO TWIN2X Matched Pairs 2048MB Xtreme Memory DDR2 800Mhz PC6400 240-pin Unbuffered be compatible w/ the board?
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post #7 of 9
for $300 or less, well that's if you don't want to go over the $300 mark: OCZ Special Ops PC2-5400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-667 $253.60 AMIR.

Here's the specs: http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...al_ops_edition

They're not the greatest modules in the world but fairly decent IMO. One of those reviews said that the RAM got up to DDR2 800 w/o having to raise the Vdimm but change to timings from 4-4-4-12 to 4-5-5-12.

What I would have done is change the timings to 4-4-4-8 and raise the Vdimm from the 1.9v stock to 2.20v.......oh wait a min, I did that with my XSM2 675:

post #8 of 9
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would pc2-5400 actually go far enough with 1:1 fsb:ram to get e6300 to 3+GHz on gigabyte 965P S3?

seems like pc2-6400 OCZ special ops costs just alittle higher with looser timing. which to pick?
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post #9 of 9
You'll need a 428fsb and that kit did 400mhz with no voltage increase but I'm sure with a 2.1v or 2.20v they'll scale to over 400fsb and that's what you'll basically need for a 3.0ghz.

Don't worry about the timings, from what I saw at XS, some guy had the RAM running at CAS 3 and also it compared it with CAS 4 and CAS 5, surprisingly, the CAS 3 showed up the lowest scores out of the 3 settings, CAS 4 being the best and CAS 5 falling a hair behind the CAS 4 but better than CAS 3.

So IMO, the timings for the OCZ are much better and I would change them to 4-4-4-8 or 4-4-4-10 with 2.20v so that they can be pushed to 428mhz easy.

Look at my RAM, they're at 4-4-4-8 2.20v @ 442mhz (from post #7).
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