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What if money is no object so to speak?

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So the DDR2-800 Ballistix can hit DDR2-1200 like the HZ's??
yes, infact I think the ballistics (forgot which ones) have the record highest ddr2 overclock,

heck if money not an issue go with teamextreme or cellshock if you want,

personally I liked both the hz and ballisitics but if I had to I would pick the ballistic 6400 over the hz 6400 but thats just me,

either choice youll have plenty of headroom for ocing
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I dont see Cellshock or TeamExtreme on Newegg or anything?

Am I missing something?
    
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Yeah look at tank guys, here at the forum he gives a discount also to members
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1000Mhz? My board says it only supports 800Mhz?

If I stick 1000Mhz sticks in my 800Mhz board wont it underclock the RAM to 800Mhz?
    
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At stock speeds, yes.

But once you overclock, the RAM will go up with it.

Thus, if you run stock, and your RAM is at DDR2 800 speeds (external 400MHz)... the FSB is at 266... That's a 2:3 divider in favor of the ram.

Then, you can increase the FSB... let's say 350MHz. At that point, RAM runs at 350 / 2 x 3 = 525MHz external, or DDR2 1050 speeds
    
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So it means that the stock is 800Mhz and I can go to 1000Mhz if I overclock?

I thought it meant that it just flatout cut off at 800Mhz.

How come some of the boards like on Newegg say 800Mhz and other say 1200Mhz...marketing gimmick? *sp?*
    
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So it means that the stock is 800Mhz and I can go to 1000Mhz if I overclock?

I thought it meant that it just flatout cut off at 800Mhz.

How come some of the boards like on Newegg say 800Mhz and other say 1200Mhz...marketing gimmick? *sp?*
Yep. you can overclock the RAM

Some newer boards do actually support hight RAM speeds.

Note that maufacturers only mention speeds at STOCK. They don't mention overclocked speeds.
    
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But I thought DDR2 "Officially" doesn't go past 800Mhz?

Did I spell Officially right? That looks wrong to me...hmm
    
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