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i am building a G0 Q6600 system purely for overclocking. Now, is it better to get DDR2 800 or go with a higher speed ram such as ddr2 1066? the motherboard that i will be using is Gigabyte DS3R.
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post #2 of 5
If you can afford it, faster memory is always going to be a boon when overclocking, especially with a chip with upward locked multipliers like the Q6600. Remember, all your overclocking will be done by increasing the FSB. faster memory is going to give you more headroom when overclocking, as long as the northbridge is capable of the speeds.
    
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Good quality PC6400 is all you need if you run Linked -> Sync mode unless you do some extreme overclocking with liquid nitrogen or phase change like the guys on Xtremesystems.org

I run my PC8000 at lower Mhz/Lower Voltage than rated personally.
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so any of the GEIL Gskill OCZ or corsair with CAS latency of 4 is good?

i am leaning towards OCZ because they provide excellent warrenty.
Any advice on how to compare these Rams?
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I would get the OCZ i got a cheap OCZ set and they are fine at DDR 900
    
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