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I asked a week or so what new ram to get and was recommended 2 x 2gb modules of Gskilll running at 1000mhz, I cant find these Gskill in any UK shops so kinda hit a bum note with them, However since then i have seen this deal and wondered if it is worth it?.

i want 4GB of ram running at 1066mhz (8500) with 5 5 5 15 timings, and saw this deal in a shop close to me in uk

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=8&subcat=817

so in total 4GB would cost me £67.88 or ($136)


good or bad?

cheers
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post #2 of 11
4 modules in an X38 board work fine. I purchased the 2x2Gb Ballistix DDR2 800 (which are EPP certified at 1000) for $109. So you are only paying $27 more for 1066. I would go that route if it was me. My best ram OC in the ASUS P5E X38 was with my 4x1Gb Ballistix.
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post #3 of 11
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cool thanks for the advice, has anyone else had good reports of these tracers, ive never had Ballistix before :S
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Lauvan View Post
cool thanks for the advice, has anyone else had good reports of these tracers, ive never had Ballistix before :S
I will just add this:

My DDR2 800 Ballistix tracers ran 1200 on stock voltage of 2.2v (Both pairs). The newer single sided D9HNL ICs dont clock as high, but still can get you 1130...

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post #5 of 11
ballistix are the best as far as im concerned my lanfests are handpicked ballistix 800s and do 1100mhz@ 5-5-5-15@ 2.1v but be aware the newer single sided sticks arent getting that high
post #6 of 11
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cheers, alot of people seem to use ballistix, i only got my OCZ platinums cus they where dirt cheap when i got them last year, but now that im gaming alot more on my pc i wna get that extra performance boost so ram is the next thing to upgrade
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post #7 of 11
Just throwing this out there for poops and giggles. Super cheap, and as you can see in my sig, they can run pretty quick, with decent timings. I haven't really pushed them yet, but I've hit over 1100 MHz with them, too. Plus, you know for a fact they are running on like the 2nd best ICs for DDR2, the D9GMH.

http://www.tankguys.com/product_info...11a36438710ed3
    
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post #8 of 11
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ah will the fact they dont have heat spreaders make that much of a difference?
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post #9 of 11
Mine came with heatspreaders. You could always buy some aftermarkets, which would be better than just about any stock coolers, for cheaper than the Tracers may end up being.
    
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post #10 of 11
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cant seem to find these in uk shops to have a look at
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