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I'm looking to upgrade to 4gb (2x2gb) PC6400 DDR2-800, but need more inputs/opinions of what to purchase:

I'm considering the OCZ SLI-Ready 5-4-4-15 @ 2.1v but there are also the 'gold, platnium, and reaper' versions all at similar price and spec, which just makes life harder

G.Skill and Corsair seems to be solid brands as well. Anyways, my price range is ~$80 (although I could bite the bullet and spend ~$100 on a PC8500, but I don't think is necessary). Thanks in advance!

PS. I don't want to take chances with Crucial Ballistix right now due to high volume of complaints.
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post #2 of 10
Reapers, these ones

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227284

All Reapers use D9 chips so those 104 dollar ones are just lower latencies, which you can set yourself since they use the exact same chips.
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I bought these, pretty happy so far: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220269

I'm trading them in for these:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220299

AFAIK Patriot uses Elpida and Micron as their supplier, so either way you'll end up with some decent ICs
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122

this is what i got and they overclock like a dream with my blood iron so im pretty sure it should be the same for the 650i sli
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http://www.mushkin.com/doc/products/...ail.asp?id=647 FTW order direct from mushkin and 2nd day shipping is only $8 too
    
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Reapers, these ones

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227284

All Reapers use D9 chips so those 104 dollar ones are just lower latencies, which you can set yourself since they use the exact same chips.
i thought D9s were only available in 1gb sticks. kind of like how there were no TCCD and BH-5 1gb sticks.

also, i hear the new D9s are nowhere as good as the older ones. this is from somewhere on XS

i personally recommend the GSkill PQ 4gb kit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145

wait a bit until they drop back down to $100 though. i got mine for $99.99 shipped.
    
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post #7 of 10
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Hmm.. I came across this ram chip list: http://ramlist.ath.cx/ddr2/

Anyways, I'm still new to overclocking, and it looks like I got some more researching to do regarding memory chips (D9GMH/GKX, Elpida, etc..). I'm enjoying learning about these things though, so I guess that's good. The bad part is that it's taking away my school-reading >< (getting my bachelors in 4 weeks though, so yipee)

More comments are always welcomed of course.
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The Platnium series are good as well, got 2GB configuration , brilliant
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Originally Posted by Purostaff View Post
I'm looking to upgrade to 4gb (2x2gb) PC6400 DDR2-800, but need more inputs/opinions of what to purchase:

I'm considering the OCZ SLI-Ready 5-4-4-15 @ 2.1v but there are also the 'gold, platnium, and reaper' versions all at similar price and spec, which just makes life harder

G.Skill and Corsair seems to be solid brands as well. Anyways, my price range is ~$80 (although I could bite the bullet and spend ~$100 on a PC8500, but I don't think is necessary). Thanks in advance!

PS. I don't want to take chances with Crucial Ballistix right now due to high volume of complaints.

I am actually using the OCZ sli 2x2GB ram and am extremely pleased. I haven't tweaked it much but I am able to run it 805mhz with 4-4-4-12 timings with 2.1v.

for the price, it is really difficult to pass up.
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2x2GB Ballistix
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148183
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