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Which of the sets of RAM listed at this link is the best, and more importantly, how do you tell? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...nd&Order=PRICE

Almost all of them have the same timing 5-5-5-15

Thanks, Jon
    
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the different chips being used tell you what is better.

D9 chips are the best and overclock like mad.
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Out of those, I'd say Crucial and the Corsair Dominator's.

Not on on the list - G.Skill HZ's. They may be DDR2 800, but they will hit 1066 mhz guaranteed.
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the different chips being used tell you what is better.

D9 chips are the best and overclock like mad.
I don't see D9 listed anywhere on the website. I'm guessing that it something you have to research for each set of RAM??? Are the expensive one really that much better than say OCZ? Currently I have a 2GB (1GB x 1GB) set of OCZ Platinum PC6400, pretty much like the set on the link above, but a little slower. Is it worth it to get a $200 set as apposed to a $120 set?

I just got a Q6600 and an ASUS P5K Deluxe, and I want to OC them, but it seems like everytime I look at another persons settings they have PC8500, which makes it a little harder for me to figure out what I should set mine to. Plus, I believe that if I had a set of PC8500 then I would have a 1:1 ratio, seeing how my CPU is 1066MHz and my MB's FSB is also 1066MHz. I wrong correct?
    
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I don't see D9 listed anywhere on the website. I'm guessing that it something you have to research for each set of RAM??? Are the expensive one really that much better than say OCZ? Currently I have a 2GB (1GB x 1GB) set of OCZ Platinum PC6400, pretty much like the set on the link above, but a little slower. Is it worth it to get a $200 set as apposed to a $120 set?

I just got a Q6600 and an ASUS P5K Deluxe, and I want to OC them, but it seems like everytime I look at another persons settings they have PC8500, which makes it a little harder for me to figure out what I should set mine to. Plus, I believe that if I had a set of PC8500 then I would have a 1:1 ratio, seeing how my CPU is 1066MHz and my MB's FSB is also 1066MHz. I wrong correct?
Yes, you would have to research which RAM modules are put on what brands. The really expensive ones are NOT worth it over the cheaper ones. Why? Gimmicks. The "SLi ready Watercooled XMS"? Not needed. A $115 pair of G.Skill HZ's will overclock better than a pair of $300 XMS Dominators.

And yes, if your RAM is rated at PC2-6400(DDR2-800) and you have a 1066MHz FSB, you may run into problems OC'ing unless you KNOW the RAM that's only running at PC2-6400 can run higher.

If you were to take the RAM heatspreaders off and look at each module, there would be a set of numbers and letters printed on each one. If it says D9***, you got the D9's, obviously. Lol.
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Thanks for the help
    
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Team Extreem is great stuff. 3-3-3-8 at 800MHz.
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I don't know if you guys receive an email each time a new post is submitted or not, but Ill go ahead and post here to see if anyone will respond to this old thread

Last time I asked the question above I ended up not having the money to buy the memory, but now I have the money. Can you take a look at the memory in the link below, and tell me which one is the best? I have found each of them for less than $150 on various websites, but this is the easiest way to compare them. I want to OC my computer, and I know it will be easier if my ram is running at the same speed as my FSB; i.e. 1:1.
Thanks, Jon

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145033
    
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I don't know if you guys receive an email each time a new post is submitted or not, but Ill go ahead and post here to see if anyone will respond to this old thread

Last time I asked the question above I ended up not having the money to buy the memory, but now I have the money. Can you take a look at the memory in the link below, and tell me which one is the best? I have found each of them for less than $150 on various websites, but this is the easiest way to compare them. I want to OC my computer, and I know it will be easier if my ram is running at the same speed as my FSB; i.e. 1:1.
Thanks, Jon

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145033

that mushkin looks like a great deal. I've always used either Mushkin or Crucial ram, never had a problem.
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It is a really good deal for the Mushkin. The two I was leaning towards was either the:
1) "OCZ Reaper HPC" for looks and price
2) "CORSAIR Dominator" for looks and name (reliable)

When I say looks, I mean that they look like they would stay cool when OC'd

All of them have the same 5-5-5-15 timing except for Mushkin's 5-5-4-12. I know nothing about timing, is it better to have lower numbers like the Mushkin, or the standard 5-5-5-15? I guessing from the word "timing" that it is better to have a lower timing; meaning it takes less time to do something; whatever that something is I have no idea

Thanks for your comment, Jon
    
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