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I want something cheap but not value ram. I want to be able to overclock but nothing extreme, I probably won't even overclock. I need it to work with my current dell (there's a link in my sig for cpu-z to tell you what kind of ram I have) and my future computer that I'm going to build towards the end of summer.

I was thinking this: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231098

Those have great reviews, and I don't really want to spend an additional $30 on HZ's since I'm not going to be extreme overclocking. If I get those, will they work with my current computer? Will they run at slow speeds and are they compatible with a dell at all? And if my future motherboard is going to be rated higher or lower speeds than the ram, will it still work?

Is there anything better in the $60-80 range? Is it really worth it getting HZ's?

Thanks

Edit: http://support.dell.com/support/edoc....htm#wp1043338
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your dell bios wont let you oc....
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A cheaper alternative are these Corsait kits:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145167

Only difference is the heatspreader.. the sticks are identical.

Maybe not better than the G.Skill, but not worse for sure. Plus, there is no need for DDR2 800 when you either overclock mildly or don't overclock at all.
    
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I know, I meant I might oc with the computer I'm going to build. My question is can I run this ram even though my motherboard isn't rated for it? Its PC2 6400 but the dell can't go past PC2-4300.
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I know, I meant I might oc with the computer I'm going to build. My question is can I run this ram even though my motherboard isn't rated for it? Its PC2 6400 but the dell can't go past PC2-4300.
Afaik, the mobo will simply slow the RAM speed down. So it'll work, just not as well as it could.
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Ok, so there's nothing I should worry about, it'll be compatible with my dell and future computer?

And it'll slow the ram speed even though it's dell mobo with no customizability options, right?

And it's not going to take more watts/amps is it? And the voltage will change by itself for the new ram?

Sorry for all the questions, I just want to make sure.

And thanks for the link Chozart.
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Can anyone answer my previous post? I want to buy it today.
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They will work aslong as your board supports 1gig chips and the support url says they do. Those ram chips you picked says 1.8-2.0 voltages so they run on stock voltages to so thats good.
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post #9 of 10
yep they'll work fine... and i would recommend the ram that chozart linked. they can easily run 800 @ 4-4-4-12 and 2.0 volts
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Ok thanks.
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