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Hey, just about to get this DFI Lanparty UT SLI-DR mobo tomorrow, I'd like to get 2 gigs of ram for overclocking, could you guys recommend me what to get? I've heard this board's real good for overclocking so i dun wanna accidentally get some RAM that gimps the setup. thanks.

edit: oh yeah forgot to mention, it's DDR400/PC3200
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the Corsair XMS 3200 would probably be good, it works very well for me, and the indicator lights on it are nice
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post #3 of 35
Look for some BH-5 Ram. ( If im wrong correct me, was told BH-5 is best with DFI)

Here is some decent stuff.

Get 2x of this.. - http://www.tankguys.biz/team-xtreem-...78511a7c1991c3
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Frankly, TeamGroup Xtreem RAM is immense - that BH5 stuff looks awesome and should overclock well

Look for PC4000 - most chips will do you well - if your looking for 2GB of stuff then G.Skill HZ PC4000 is meant to be excellent.
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post #6 of 35
The G.Skill HZ's are a great set but if you can find them the Mushkin Redline XP4000 would be a better set then mine. And yes BH5 is the best for DFI as they only work with DFI not many other mobo's can support the voltages needed. If you can look for TCCD sets as the volts are MUCH lower and they can OC much further. The GEIL ONE BH5's I have can do DDR500 but at 3.9v while the TCCD version could do that at 2.6v and are rated for DDR600.

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Just to add, DFI recommend all modern kits made by:

G.Skill
OCZ
Mushkin

Stick with them and you can't go wrong
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Quote:
Originally Posted by prosser13 View Post
Just to add, DFI recommend all modern kits made by:

G.Skill
OCZ
Mushkin

Stick with them and you can't go wrong
They have a point. You'd be better avoiding Corsair for the DFIs... they don't get along very well (look in my SIG, I know it ). I'd go for the G.SKILLs, a friend of mine has a 2x512MB DDR400@ DDR470 stable.
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post #9 of 35
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Originally Posted by THEoBZ View Post
Look for some BH-5 Ram. ( If im wrong correct me, was told BH-5 is best with DFI)
Its vice versa DFI is best for BH-5 This is due to most motherboards limiting the voltaage to 3.2v (against a JEDEC spec of 2.8v for DDR) DFI boards such as the one you have mentioned will go upto 4.0v if your memory can take it
(See my sys spec for info)

BH-5 and TCCD are not available in 1GB modules so therefore I would suggest looking for some GSKill HZ PC4000 2x 1GB

BH-5 is very picky and requires a long burn in time (not literally ) before it can take high voltages and tight timings (CAS 1.5)
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post #10 of 35
I would have to recommend staying away from any BH-5 based memory for a 939 AMD. They really need a LOT of voltage to see good gains, and there have been more than a couple of CPUs destroyed my voltage "backwash" due to the low vCore requirements of 939 processors vs. the ridiculous vDimm needs of BH-5.

Get some good TCCD if you can, but the Team Group RAM previously suggested will do terrific for you. As a bonus, the owner of TankGuys.com is a member of this forum, and will gladly help you out with any Team Group RAM questions or issues.
    
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