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Which RAM for summer build?

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Well I've heard nothing but good about HZ's so I am wondering which would have better performance?
1. Mushkin DDR2-667 at a 1:1 ratio, or
2. G.Skill HZ's at a 2:3 ratio
I plan on about 316 FSB so if i had the 1:1 ratio the Mushkin RAM would be at DDR2-632, but if I get the HZ's they would be at DDR2-948 which is FAR from their limits from what I have heard
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post #2 of 4
Get the HZ's, just flat out better ram in my opinion.
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Also would the higher ram MHz perform better?
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post #4 of 4
It would increase bandwidth by a lot. So yeah, you would probably notice that the HZ's would be faster.

EDIT: Those HZ's will do 1000 easy some people get 1050-1100!
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