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4x1Gb is faster with more stress on your NB and 2x2Gb is slower with less NB stress. I never really worry about stressing my OC'ed parts. My NB heatsink is doing what it is designed to do...keep my NB cool when under stress.

Go with the faster (~5000 mb/s ddr) and better OC potential 4x1Gb.

As I have said several times, IMHO the move to 2x2Gb modules is hasty unless you plan on getting all 8GB now. The IC's are not Micron and IMHO the ram is not nearly as good. The vast majority of the kits you can buy come with 5-5-5-15 or worse stock timings.
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post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by slytown View Post
For overclockability, 2x2. G-Skill HZs are hi-end and hi-price. Ballistix or XMS2s would be sufficient though.
I've got XMS2's (PC5400C4) at the moment, but they won't OC enough, I can only get to 2.5 withouth them crapping out! I've tried it at 2.0v, failed Orthos and Memtest, I haven't tried 2.1v yet though...

I was just thinking that if I sold my current RAM, and bought some decent 800MHz RAM, I could OC further...

Or, would it not be worth it for another 500Mhz +

Thanks!
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post #13 of 24
You have the 5400s though. You could upgrade to a 6400s or 8s and stress them a lot more.
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post #14 of 24
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You have the 5400s though. You could upgrade to a 6400s or 8s and stress them a lot more.
I know, thats what I was thinking, do you think it'd really be worth it though?
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post #16 of 24
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Which one would be better for OC'ing?

Or would it be worth spending a little more for some OCZ Reaper?
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post #17 of 24
hello again mate........have a look at these

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(17017)...ance-Gold.aspx

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post #18 of 24
Both would be alright, but i have had bad times with the OCZ gold/platinum series.

Not reliability but they don't tend to OC very good. (This is from my own experience)

HZ's

If you can afford two sets of them then go for it. It's only £140 and to be honest that is amazing for 4GB worth of OC'ing fun! They used to cost that much just for 2GB!

If you can't afford them then get these they have had so many good reviews that it's hard to miss them nowadays.

If you still can't afford them then get these I'm not sure if these use D9's anymore but my brother has some and they OC superbly, anyone will tell you that if you are on a budget. This is the RAM you will want

Good luck and enjoy which ever you choose
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post #19 of 24
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Thanks a lot for the replies guys!

Skunk, I've had a few people tell me that OCZ RAM isn't that good?

Iced, thanks a lot for the suggestions! The first two are way too expensive for me, but the Ballistix looks fantastic and it'll OC a fair bit, right?
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post #20 of 24
i own 2gb gskill pc8000 HZs supposed to do 1000mhz @ 4-4-4-12
but they DONT !!!! they will do 940mhz @ 5-5-5-15
they would be perfect for u kornwoski as u dont need 1000mhz for ur OC
but they are far from perfect...im sure the 6400 HZs will be great for u
though

as for the OCZs i cant comment but if they dont clk well i wont be getting them myself...thx iced
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