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Dieing what is this ?

Ive had my ballistix 2x1gb for 7 months at 925 mhz at 4-4-4-12-2T.

No problems

Just got the new 2x2gb kit today .

also running the same settings

And so far Max overclock at 1110mhz at 5-5-5-15-2T.

Btw ive had Corsair XM2 Ram runs fine at stock and overclocks a little but not much.

Also Depends on ure Motherboard what are u using ?
Those previous posts are kind of scaring me away from this ram, I really don't want something that dies after a couple months. But some people like you are having no problems. This has left me kind of confused....

I haven't purchased any parts yet, but it looks like I'll be going with the Abit IP35-E or the Gigabyte DS3L, more likely the IP35-E for the price though.
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you should run 2 sticks anyways to run dual channel (128-bit), versus single channel (64-bit) . double the bandwidth.
he is refering to running 2 sticks
the difference is how many chips are on the ram. most ram comes with 16 chips. with 8 on each side. each chip is 64Mb. 16*64mb=1024MB
the new balistix though only have 8 chips on the stick and only put the sticks on one side (hence the single sided) because they are using chips where each chip is 128Mb density. 128*8=1024Mb.

so either way using 2 sticks of 64*16 or 2 sticks of 128*8 would still be dual channel ram.
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Hey all, I plan on building a new rig with an E2180. I was looking for some fairly cheap ram. I heard that Crucial made good kits, and I was looking at this 2x1Gb DDR2-800 kit. But after some quick searching around the forums, people are having all sorts of problem with the new single sided sets.

My question is, are they really that bad? If so, could you please recommend me a decent 2 gig kit for under $50.

Thanks.
Hahaha I have four sticks of it. Two of just ballistix and two of tracers. They're good for the timings you can run them at (4-4-4-8-20tRC) but they don't OC well for me. I use PC8500 sticks though
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I got two sets of 2Gig single sided ones which i bought at different times and i can tell that these ram will do 1100Mhz easy.The only difference i see is that one set only goes up to 1125Mhz stable while the other set goes up to 1160Mhz stable and both of these sets passed memtest for 24 hours.This is on my P5N32-E SLI Plus though.I haven't tried OC'ing these on my IP35-Pro.Maybe i should to see if chipsets make a difference.
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