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Waaaaay back in the early OCN days (....ok, 4 months ago) I bought some GeIL DDR2-800. It's not bad. I used to hit DDR2-1000 no problem. On the slow stick. One did DDR2-1030+.

Now, the slower can only do 965, and the newer can still do 1030+....which makes me sad. D: I paid $185 for a kit that can "only" do 965Mhz (985Mhz if you wanna count benchable) that you can get for $84.99 that'll dominate it OCing wise. (Granted, timings are great. 4-3-3-6 2.3v, but only 2T.)

I'm going to probably RMA, seeing as lowered OCing headroom is never a good sign, but I want to know what to replace it with since Newegg no longer carries my kit. It's an older (discontinued) GeIL Ultra 2GB kit (D9, 1GBx2 -- before they went from blue to orange), if it matters.

I am fully aware the G.Skill HZ series are very nice OCers, just wanted to know if there are any other RAM that Newegg carries that are worthy instead.

Budget is up to $185, but cheaper the better...wouldn't mind picking up a MX518 or something.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148076

Decided on those.
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Good choice Pook, I like my crucial 800 that I have (non tracer).
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I would love to have some Ballistix. Those are a great choice!
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Damn... With LEDs too? Flashy. Lol jk
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Damn... With LEDs too? Flashy. Lol jk
Well, it's $25 cheaper than the normal ones, so might as well, right?
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You'll love them.


They don't really have a good name in reliability per say, I've been through 2 kits my self. But the performance is mind blowing. My ballistix booted at ddr2-1280...
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