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post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
I have a 60mm fan, from a Athlon XP, not blowing much air, and it keeps 2Gb DDR2-800 warm to the touch, about.. 30ish Celsius.

But everyone gets problems with companys, while my Ballistix Tracers have lasted me a while (Second hand too) and don't seem like they're going to die anytime soon, some people get that with ASUS motherboards, with me, they're dead within a year, and Gigabyte usually lasts longer.
Yes, your double sided ones should last a long long time. Its the single sided ones that are the problem.

I have an Antec Spot Cooling fan over mine, and all 5 kits I have gotten now have died within a month. One of them died while using stock settings.

I know people get problems with companies, but when everyone has the same problem with the same product... then it is the company that has the problem.
post #22 of 26
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Yes, your double sided ones should last a long long time. Its the single sided ones that are the problem.

I have an Antec Spot Cooling fan over mine, and all 5 kits I have gotten now have died within a month. One of them died while using stock settings.

I know people get problems with companies, but when everyone has the same problem with the same product... then it is the company that has the problem.
Ahh, Well, If I can pick up another 2Gb and their single sided, I'll see, but until I have a couple kits die on me, Crucial ftw.
    
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post #23 of 26
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Crucial has guaranteed D9's in ALL kits.
Nope they haven't. On top of all that, some D9's suck at OCing. D9HNL (common in 2x2 GB kits) are poor at OCing. Micron has given up on developing a 2GB DDR2 sticks for OCing. They have now focused all their attention on DDR3.
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post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis View Post
Thats funny, because 2.2v is the SPEC voltage for this kit and the 2GB 800 kits as well.

Ballistix used to be good. Now its terrible. End of story.

As for the Dominator price, the $96 after rebate is for the 1066 kit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145197

But still, 1066-1142 is quite a small difference. I would just get the 1066 kit.
But that wasn't the kit they were using:



This was the kit they used.
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But that wasn't the kit they were using:

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This was the kit they used.
Wait, they were compairing a kit that's meant to be ran at over DDR2-1066 speeds to one that is well known to get to 1066 CL5 when overclocked?

Well, that's fair.


As was said, DDR3, Crucial, If you can get some dual sided 1Gb sticks off eBay, Crucial.
    
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