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Poll Results: What RAM to get????

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 14% of voters (5)
    Mushkin 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-800
  • 0% of voters (0)
    OCZ Gold 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-800
  • 8% of voters (3)
    OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-800
  • 5% of voters (2)
    Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-800
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Corsair XMS2 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-800
  • 5% of voters (2)
    Corsair XMS2 DHX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-800
  • 42% of voters (15)
    G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-800
  • 22% of voters (8)
    Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-800
35 Total Votes  
post #11 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by OpticWaves View Post
Why don't you want 1066 if you are running a quad?
1066 RAM stix are just super OC's 800's anyway (or so all my reading tells me). There's no sense in my paying more for a set of stix that I can buy for cheaper and OC myself.

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazcookye View Post
Unless you own a set...don't make those false comments.

I just bought a set of the G.Skill pc80004GPQ 2x2gb..
Currently running ddr1070 at 5-5-3-15 with 2.0v.
Gotten it stable at ddr1100 at 5-5-3-15 with 2.0.

For 85 bucks shipped...these G.Skill can't be beat.
I guess for the time being, I'm gonna lean towards the G.Skill. I have another few weeks until I decide for good, so the voting continues

Thx for the input guyz.
post #12 of 26
I vote for Mushkin or G.Skill.

But whatever you do DON'T get Ballistix
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post #13 of 26
Either get the G.Skill Or the Crucial Ballistix. Both are good.
 
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post #14 of 26
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Well, it's lookin like either the G.Skill or Mushkin stix are gonna be winners at this point. I've never had Mushkin RAM though, anyone had bad experiences with them?
post #15 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkvette View Post
Well, it's lookin like either the G.Skill or Mushkin stix are gonna be winners at this point. I've never had Mushkin RAM though, anyone had bad experiences with them?
Quote:
I must warn you however, that these require a specific trc value (45) to be able to do its advertised max speed, and very few boards allow you to reach those high numbers (AM2/AM2+ boards at least); the only board I have used that has been able to get to those speeds is my old ASUS M2RS-MVP with the last beta BIOS. The highest speed I have been able to get out of these sticks is 900MHz (1000MHz being the max advertised speed), but in most of my overclocks I end up with speeds less than 800MHz (RAM dividers
That was from a PM from Melcar regarding those G.Skills
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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by coltsrock View Post
That was from a PM from Melcar regarding those G.Skills
I have the g.skills and they run 800 mhz 1:1 (400 x 8 = 3200 mhz cpu) with only 1.85 volts no problems (and thats with 4 sticks not just 2)

http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=333470
post #17 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkvette View Post
1066 RAM stix are just super OC's 800's anyway (or so all my reading tells me). There's no sense in my paying more for a set of stix that I can buy for cheaper and OC myself.
Mine run at 533 without overclocking. I was never able to get them that high when they were stuck on DDR2 800, probably due to the low FSB ceiling of the 9850.
post #18 of 26
I'll be the first to vote for the Corsair. I just bought the XMS2 DHS 2x1gig kit, and its been awesome. It runs at DDR970 just fine on stock timings and 1.95v. I havn't really tried for anything more than that yet (the build is only a week old). The heatsinks on these things are HUGE, I wouldn't even think about active cooling for these sticks of ram... i think these might have more metal on them than my stock HSF... (a side note is that these could cause clearance problems with your CPU heatsink, these wont fit under my friends Max Orb).
I've never used G.Skill or mushkin, so i dont have anything to say about them (either good or bad), other than I hear that they're very good, but since this is a POLL, I thought I'd mention that I like what I have. Corsair has always been very good to me ( plus i got my 2 gig kit for $33, which made me happy)
post #19 of 26
This morning I ran Memtest through twice at DDR1000 speeds, stock timings and 2.15v... no errors at all, so I'd say there's still some more speed in these (Corsair XMS@ DHX PC6400). Just thought i'd let everyone know.
post #20 of 26
I have 4x1GB G.Skill PC2-6400 4-4-3-5 HK series and they are great, ive overclocked them to 940MHz with stock voltage(2.1V) and stock timmings(4-4-3-5) im sure they will go a lot higher but i havn't tried because at 940MHz that is plenty high enough for me. Ive seen reviews of these going 1000MHz+
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