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I'm planning to have a P5B dlx (or maybe the upcoming DFI's RD600) with an e6400 OC to about 3Ghz (somewhere around that is ok). Question is about the ram. What should I choose? And by that I mean, something practical not the highest priced RAM out there. I think some DDR2 800 would be ok. Also heard that Corsair's good but with the recent MICRON and PROMOS prob, I might stay away from it(unless someone think the MICRON is very good,n do please give me a link where to get it).

Oh btw, between having a 1GB and 2GB, are they gonna affect on how much I could OC the CPU?
Thanks

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post #2 of 16
Go for 2GB of DDR2-800 with 4-4-4-12 memory timings. You're gonna need 2GB for new games coming out and Vista. Go for G.Skill, OCZ, Corsair, Patriot, Kingston, or any other well known brand.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubCategory=147

I would go for this one but it's out of stock...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231092
post #3 of 16
Micron problem? Nothing wrong with Micron, Corsair's game with that Promos thing had nothing to do with the Micron ICs, most of which are screamers!

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http://ramlist.ath.cx/ddr2/
    
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Originally Posted by PiratesRule View Post
Go for 2GB of DDR2-800 with 4-4-4-12 memory timings. You're gonna need 2GB for new games coming out and Vista. Go for G.Skill, OCZ, Corsair, Patriot, Kingston, or any other well known brand.

I would go for this one but it's out of stock...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231092
Well-known is becoming less of a marker for good quality in the price range that he is talking about. By "practical and not highest priced" I would assume $300 is a safe ceiling. Among those mentioned above, it has been my experience that the new revisions from Corsair, Kingston, and OCZ mostly use Promos/Infineon/Elpida within this price range.

2GB DDR2 (2 x 1024) 3-3-3-8 667 MHz

I would recommend these as they have been shown to perform well even at comparatively low vdimm.

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post #5 of 16
None of the PC6400 kits offered by OCZ or Corsair have Micron but they still charge Micron prices in most cases =/

Team Group, G.Skill HZ, Super Talent, the Firestix (D2C) series from Buffalo, and most kits from Crucial carry D9's... they're the ones you should buy from
    
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i got the 2gig firestix...they are AWESOME!
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post #7 of 16
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to boredom: are u saying that I shouldn't buy OCZ/Corsair sticks? From what I know, they are among the leading and trusted brands.

Anyway, repeating my last question, between having a 1gb and a 2gb, are they gonna affect how much I can OC? For now I'm not too concern on upcoming games/win VISTA, but just OCing. if 1gb is enough, I'll go with it and buy another 1gb sometime soon (I'm kinda on a budget right now)

~i'm a noob about RAM~
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post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by hazix007 View Post
to boredom: are u saying that I shouldn't buy OCZ/Corsair sticks? From what I know, they are among the leading and trusted brands.

Anyway, repeating my last question, between having a 1gb and a 2gb, are they gonna affect how much I can OC? For now I'm not too concern on upcoming games/win VISTA, but just OCing. if 1gb is enough, I'll go with it and buy another 1gb sometime soon (I'm kinda on a budget right now)

~i'm a noob about RAM~
(not directed at me but... ) Unless you intend to spend $425+, Corsair and OCZ don't have anything to get excited over. The new revisions of their 6400 kits are PROMOS and Elpida chips, which are not desirable for a good OC. Only the expensive stuff from these two companies has Micron these days.

If overclocking is your only concern at the moment, 1GB is enough, but by the same token you should go for D9s.
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by hazix007 View Post
to boredom: are u saying that I shouldn't buy OCZ/Corsair sticks? From what I know, they are among the leading and trusted brands.

Anyway, repeating my last question, between having a 1gb and a 2gb, are they gonna affect how much I can OC? For now I'm not too concern on upcoming games/win VISTA, but just OCing. if 1gb is enough, I'll go with it and buy another 1gb sometime soon (I'm kinda on a budget right now)

~i'm a noob about RAM~
Correct, you should stay away from OCZ/Corsair. I'm surprised they managed to keep their reputation this long with all the over-priced crap they've been selling (more Corsair than OCZ) lately =/

The amount of RAM you have will not affect OCing
    
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post #10 of 16
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ok, no OCZ/Corsair. Got it. And I'll go 1st with 1gb. Any recommendation? Is this OK?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231063

And btw, thanks guys for helping me in this.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300gb + 80gb BenQ DVD writer Win XP SP2 BenQ 20" Widescreen 
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Logitech Antec Smart Power 500W Cheap ones :( Logitech 
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