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If you DO NOT CONSIDER THE PRICE and base it PURELY ON PERFORMANCE which ram is better?





Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 800MHz 2 GB



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G.skill 2GBHZ 6400
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It depends on the chips inside of the ram, if you're talking about D9GMH chips, the limiting factor may be how highly binned they are.
    
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binned?
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When they test ram chips, they sort them according to quality/speed. You may get a very good overclocking chip, you may not.

I would say the HZ's because I have seen many people getting high overclocks on them with low timings, but since i personally haven't owned them I can't say for sure. Although I do know that my ddr2-667 Ballistix do ddr2-1000 4-4-4-9 @ 2.2 volts.
    
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micron/crucial is the same company ..they are the ones that make the famous D9s and sell them to other companys such as gskill etc...knowing that, i doubt they give the best chips to everyone and keep the lower grade for them selfs .. so imo they can only be as good or better than gskill and cant possibly be worse.
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I just traded in 2x1GB DDR2-1000 Ballistix for 4 x 1GB DDR2-800 HZ.

The Ballistix's could do in excess of DDR2-1200 5-5-5-15 @ 2.3V.

I am running the HZ's at DDR2-830 4-4-4-12 @ 2.0V. I haven't really played with them yet

Both chips are excellent. I know you do not want a comparison on price, but I think that is the only difference.

Go with the G.Skills.
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