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So if Crucial manufacturs the D9 Microns and those are supposedly "The Best" why does everyone suggest G.Skill for overclocking?

I would assume buying Crucial RAM would be the smartest choice given they're the makers of the bloody D9's in the first place?

Unless of course its just up to personal opinion and popularity.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065

Those are great and it made G.Skill really wide spread imo.
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You have a great point... Like you i would think the same thing, but the funny thing is it seems the Gskill HZ's top out a bit higher than most Ballistix. To be honest i dont think im all that pleased with my Ballistix, though it may just be my motherboard being a punk arse.
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hmm interesting - if I ever upgrade from my crappy OCZ I'll probably get G.Skill HZ's anyway
    
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post #5 of 22
Microns are the best chips indeed, but the G.Skill HZ uses those chips also.

The Ballistix DDR2 800 and the G.Skill are close in performance, but the G.Skills are just cheaper right now,
    
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With the ddr6400 I got better clocks with my ballistic as compared to my HZ. The problem I think with the HZ is that alot of people that dont have them recommend them over other ram they have not tried either. Its a ongoing theme with computer parts. People will see what someone else got and assume that all of those components get that then they start saying its the poo, and they may see one product review with someone that has no clue what they are doing get a result and assume that they suck.

Get whatever is cheaper but unless someone owns or has tried them they shouldnt be so quick to recommend one over the other.
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What kinda memory is Cellshock?
    
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Originally Posted by Nechen View Post
What kinda memory is Cellshock?
Cellshock uses Micron D9GMH (sometimes D9GKX) for its PC2-6400 and Micron D9GKX for its PC2-8000. Cellshock also uses an 8-layer PCB (most RAM, including G.SKILL HZs use 6-layer) allowing the RAM modules to handle more voltage. But Cellshock costs a lot more .
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post #9 of 22
Crucial has better chips, but the cost isn't worthwhile.
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So the DDR2-800 Ballistix can hit DDR2-1200 like the HZ's??
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