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I would go for 1066 RAM if you can, it gives you a bit more headroom as far as FSB. Lapping is not too hard, just need some wet and dry ranging from 400grit to 1500grit. It levels and smoothes the surface of the CPUs IHS (Integrated HeatSink) I wouldn't risk it on a very expensive CPU though because you then have no warranty whatsoever and there is a minor risk of damaging the CPU via static or water.

EDIT: Yes avoid single-sided crucial ballistix RAM. Also Make sure the RAM is on the ASUS QVL list and is supported fully by the mobo.
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How about 2 of these kits mate?
    
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How about 2 of these kits mate?
I suggest you try to get 2x2gb rather than 4x1gb, it puts less strain on the memory contoller and allows an easy future upgrade route.

These might be a good idea-
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/24877

I believe Tracers still are double sided so these would be a great choice too -
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/27390
Edited by coffeejunky - 6/13/08 at 7:34am
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Thanks heaps for the link coffee! Really appreciate you working with that site.

I can easily afford both of these, i also look into this Geil RAM
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/22711
it is listed as Micron D9GMH, as suggested by Russian, however I have had no experience with Geil product.
    
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Thanks heaps for the link coffee! Really appreciate you working with that site.

I can easily afford both of these, i also look into this Geil RAM
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/22711
it is listed as Micron D9GMH, as suggested by Russian, however I have had no experience with Geil product.
Geil are great. I think I must've missed them. Micron D9 RAM is what you want really. But the CAS Latency is higher than the OCZ or Ballistix (CAS5 vs CAS4).
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I don't know how much of a difference this makes, but I'm using this rig for gaming. I'm by no means an enthusiast overclocker (yet )
    
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I don't know how much of a difference this makes, but I'm using this rig for gaming. I'm by no means an enthusiast overclocker (yet )
If you are not overclocking lower CAS latency would be advisable. CAS 4 should give improved performance over CAS 5 at stock speeds.
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I will be clocking ( the Q9450 is my current thought) hopefully to around 3.6ghz if this will be on temps that are stable while under load
    
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I suggest you try to get 2x2gb rather than 4x1gb, it puts less strain on the memory contoller and allows an easy future upgrade route.

These might be a good idea-
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/24877

I believe Tracers still are double sided so these would be a great choice too -
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/27390
Intel chipsets can handle 4x2GB, CF, and an still overclock like neither are in place. 2x2gb kits don't overclock as well as 4x1GB, except on NVidia chipsets.
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Ok i'm now confused as to who to follow :S
    
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