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Well got my sticks today. Just started testing so far pretty good. I ordered the plain version as I have really no neeed for led's with my case but I got the tracers anyways. Oh wellatleast its the same stuff.

Right now I am messing with 4 sticks with vista 64. Not sure if I even have it all enabled as I am not sure what I need to change if anything to run 4 sticks.

Went straight for the gold 500x8 cpu and tried which would give me a 1200mhz on the ram on the second divider (5/6 I think) but it wasnt stable at 2.175vdimm. I tried 5-5-5- and 6-6-6- but it would load but eventually crash. Guess Ill need more voltage for that one. Kind of wanted to stay at a little lower voltage with these guys so they will last me a while.

Right now running at 500fsb 1:1 5-5-5- with 2.20 set in bios. I guess this is ok for 4 sticks of ram.



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What are the difference between the Orange and Black Ballistixs?

And I thought Memtest was only able to use during boot up?

Well, congrats!
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Yeah its allmost annoying if your not into too many led's. Anyways off to experiment some more.
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Well I pulled two sticks and just running 2x1gb. Made a difference on the oc, running same voltage booted right up at 600mhz wi9th 5-5-5-13 timings with 500x8 on the cpu

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Just ordered myself some Ballistix as well. Debating if I should stay at 2GB or move up to 3GB (another 1GB kit for $30) or 4GB. Can't wait to get my build started though.
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Originally Posted by ignite View Post
Just ordered myself some Ballistix as well. Debating if I should stay at 2GB or move up to 3GB (another 1GB kit for $30) or 4GB. Can't wait to get my build started though.
The more sticks of RAM you have, the looser your timings are going to be. Generally.
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Hey Max, glad you got your ram in!

I got through SuperPi at stock. 5-5-5-15 @ 2.0v instead of 2.1v on all four gigs. So I'm wondering if it's voltage or timings doing you in for 1200 on all four gigs?
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The more sticks of RAM you have, the looser your timings are going to be. Generally.
O really? Even if using the same exact model (will all be Ballistix CAS4). If so, guess I might as well stick to 2GB for the time being then, until I really would need to take the jump to 4GB.
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