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So I'm looking for a RAM upgrade, and everyone including their brothers, heck I think even Hillary Clinton has a brand out there.

I was looking at the Geil esoteria, but is that just overpriced because they used carbon fiber, would the black stuff be better?

I also looked at the OCZ Reaper stuff, but I'm not sure that it would fit by my cooler in DIMM0 while I'm quite certain anything without that massive heat pipe probably would.

Give me some suggestions please with reasons. Looking for at least a 2GB dual channel setup (2x1GB).
    
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post #2 of 12
try these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065
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These http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148071

Just because they dont have heatspreaders dosent mean they suck

they are shipping with D9GKX chips which are THE BEST

anyway i would wait for them cause they rock, why do you think they are out of stock @ $110
    
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What sort of budget do you have? These: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565 are great at only $85 after MIR
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yep, i'd say get the Crucial Ballistix aswell.
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post #7 of 12
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Is there a reason everyone lists the PC26400? I was looking at the PC28000 or higher, no advantage? The MoBo supports some crazy high stuff.
    
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post #8 of 12
no advantage. it goes up to 1200Mhz either way. unless youve got a crapload of money to spend and want stuff that does 1200+ on 4-4-4-12. but in that case you'd better get DDR3.
post #9 of 12
you can overclock PC6400 making it faster than PC8000. Usually with those crucial PC6400's you can hit 1200MHz. with most PC8000 kits, max oc is ALSO 1200MHz. no gain
    
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post #10 of 12
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What about heat and timings? Will the 6400 stuff require looser timings and more volts (heat)? Will it run 1T at those high speeds?
    
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