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Hey guys, I've found these sticks of ram at 40$ per 1GB stick. What do you think? Rumor has it they're more than capable to run at DDR500 @2.2V.
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The Balistix are mostly based on Micron D9GMH so yes you got a 99% chance to hit PC8000 Cas5 with 2.2V or even less
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I've found the Ballistix DDR 667 at a mere 36€/GB, so I got two of them.
Rumor has it RAM prices will go up very shortly, future prices for the Dram upped 20% in the last week.
If you can afford, it's the last week you're gonna see Micron D9 @40$/GB so go get them, unless you're in for that DDR3 thingie.
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What i know for sure that DDR3 will Outperform DDR2 in no time and so far Micron OWNS DDR3 as it owned DDR2 so all we need is affordable DDR3 @ Q4
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I have those sticks in my system and when I tested them in my DS3's they did 920mhz at 2.2v. They were never stable higher than that though.
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Originally Posted by jph1589 View Post
I have those sticks in my system and when I tested them in my DS3's they did 920mhz at 2.2v. They were never stable higher than that though.
As we always say DS3 hates Micron GMH , they work better with Promos something like the G.SKill PC6400HK
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post #7 of 7
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I have those sticks in my system and when I tested them in my DS3's they did 920mhz at 2.2v. They were never stable higher than that though.
Thanks for the thoughts. I have no plan whatsoever to OC them more than DDR900 because it hinders my CPU OC. I've noticed that on DDR533 divider I can't quite reach high CPU speeds, now I'm on DDR400 @700. The DDR533 divider would increase them by 33% for 966...It might just work.

I find DDR2 to be quite a fiasco, they didn't really outperformed DDR1. The only benefit was the higher capacity. Let's hope DDR3 can bring something better than the previous jump.
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