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I have a GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L with some Patriot RAM... I'm pretty sure the stability problems I'm having are RAM related, what's the best way to find out for sure? Regardless I kind of want to replace it, just the way it's been operating and the results of several overclocking configurations has made me think that the RAM just isn't working out... I want to replace it with Crucial Ballistics... SO!... My three questions are whats the best way to find out if my problems are RAM related (it's possible it could be my harddrive too but... I really don't think so...) would Crucial Ballistics be good RAM for my system?... Finally is it really worth the extra price to get the DDR2 1066 RAM as apposed to the DDR2 800?...
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Got any spare ram laying around? just switch it over and see what happens, or use a different hdd and eliminate that possibility? I'm a lover of crucial ballistix, so i'd say yes but im not too sure if it's worth the extra money, in my new build im not gonna worry about that, spose if you can find a good deal, go for the 1066.
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DDR2 800 will do you just fine but the 1066 will allow for future proofing your system. Test your memory by using memtest from here http://www.memtest86.com/download.html
Download and burn the .iso version then boot your system from your cdrom drive and the diagnostic will run automatically, if you see red theres a problem.
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as a side note the computer worked fine at first and has progressivly gotten worse and worse... I also just remembered that my once stable overclock stopped booting, and I'm forced to boot with default settings... So it's not HDD... What confuses me is that it's been getting worse and worse...

Oh and when it crashes with the bad overclock, it crashes right when it does the "Memory Test:"... It can't seem to count the RAM when overclocked...

So on the supported RAM list the 1066 Crucial Ballistix isn't listed but the 800 is... Is it still safe to get the 1066 CB?
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Well if you do decide you want the 1066 I would ask a rep where you buy it from if it would work with your system, if he says yes then theres a failsafe if it doesn't work and you can return it. (what I would do) Have you tried clearing your cmos?
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Yeah I tried that. Good call on the talking to a rep thing though... I need to figure out how to/if i can return my old RAM also...

Thanks!
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No problem, hope it works out favorably. I have a set of Buffalo Firestix DDR2 800 but currently using 4GB G-Skill and it's 1000. Really the only huge difference is I don't overclock my memory now. It's underclocked to attain 1:1. From what I know you may be best to get some good Mushkin with lower timings for more performance.
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