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I plan on getting these, what do you think, is there better RAM out there in this price range ..

OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

(don't plan on overclocking these, because I see no point, I'm sure these are fast enough)
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I have heard that the 1066 RAMs have a higher chance of failing over the 800 RAMs.

G.Skill

Ballsitx

Either of the RAMs I have linked can do +1000MHz.
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Originally Posted by ern2428 View Post
wats the difference between the OCZ I mentioned, and the one u mentioned
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4gb kit would be sweet...other than that look for a 2gb kit of Crucial Ballistix DDR2 1066

The difference is mainly timings and overclocking. Gskill and Crucial have better chips that allow higher speeds.
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"The G.Skill Website says this may not work with the Intel 965 chipset"

ill be getting a asus p5k deluxe, so i dont want to take that chance
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the price if nothing else i have them and they are great you can pull really tight timings or really high clock speeds. you could do 1250mhz at 5-5-5-15-2t or 800mhz at 3-3-3-5-1t
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Gskill HZ DDR2 800 for sure... I did 1073 MHz with 2.1 vdimm @ 5-5-5-15 timings stable
    
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the price if nothing else i have them and they are great you can pull really tight timings or really high clock speeds. you could do 1250mhz at 5-5-5-15-2t or 800mhz at 3-3-3-5-1t
can u explain wat timings mean on RAM, i hav no idea
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