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G.Skill DDR2-800 2 x 2Gb Kit: OC to 1000 possible? With 8gigs?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...size=10&Page=3

Anyone have experience with this kit? Would love to see 1000 or 1066 from this kit?

Even less likely with 8gigs installed?

Thanks!
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I say its possible.
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No. Period. I need to overvolt to run stable at DDR2-801 with that kit. Sorry, but there will be no memory overclocking with that kit. However, I do say I'm pleased with it and it will let me go up to 400FSB if I have a 1:1 ratio. Also, I doubt any of the 4GB kits out now OC over their rated well at all anyway. I just bought this one because it's the cheapest. Finally, the new heatspreaders are much better looking than the old ones that are shown on Newegg. They are a dark blue and have a bigger G.Skill logo.
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No. Period. I need to overvolt to run stable at DDR2-801 with that kit. Sorry, but there will be no memory overclocking with that kit. However, I do say I'm pleased with it and it will let me go up to 400FSB if I have a 1:1 ratio. Also, I doubt any of the 4GB kits out now OC over their rated well at all anyway. I just bought this one because it's the cheapest. Finally, the new heatspreaders are much better looking than the old ones that are shown on Newegg. They are a dark blue and have a bigger G.Skill logo.
Hey, Great info!

The Mushkin Kit (The 700.00) hits 1200. I've seen a few reviews after catching jriggs sale.

Although I am still considering his used Mushkin kit, the idea of filling up 8Gigs to increase my 3D rendering performance for less sounds a bit tempting. Maybe 8 gigs running at 800 isn't so bad?

Thanks again for the first hand experience! I won't be looking forward to any Overclocks on that G.Skill. =( Sniffle.
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Wow audi, I'm not even gonna ask what you need 8 gigs for

Sadly, just as with 1GB sticks, the early models have poor specs and overclock even worse. I think you will either have to tolerate the lower performance or stick with 4X1GB for now.
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Hey, Great info!

The Mushkin Kit (The 700.00) hits 1200. I've seen a few reviews after catching jriggs sale.

Although I am still considering his used Mushkin kit, the idea of filling up 8Gigs to increase my 3D rendering performance for less sounds a bit tempting. Maybe 8 gigs running at 800 isn't so bad?

Thanks again for the first hand experience! I won't be looking forward to any Overclocks on that G.Skill. =( Sniffle.
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Glad it turned out okay, dude! I will take some time to think about the next ram purchase to go with Asus p5k, then.

I'm thinking 8 gigs of DDR2-800 would shave a few minutes off of my final renders in Final Cut and Cinema4D.

It's either this or spend 1700.00 on some Camera Equipment.
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These Mushkins will go up to DDR2 1100. http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/mushkin_6400
About $300 at the egg.
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or you can get the pc2-8500 sticks and go well over 1200.....
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Nahh Man.. No way.. Get the HZ's and soar
    
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