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You could go with ddr2-1066 to give you some leverage incase you have more room to overclock. You'd do that by slowing the RAM down to run at 800 (higher rated RAM can run at any slower speed), and then overclocked it would meet or exceed it's stock speed anyway because of the Bus speed increase. This should also allow you to use tighter timings because the RAM won't be way higher than it's rated speed.
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hmm, an e8400 runs at 1333mhz, so ideally ur gonna want some ddr3 ram to run 1:1 memory timings with. but ddr2 will still work at 4:5 when it is at 1066. so, the question comes down too, how far do you want to overclock to?
answer that and ill give you the next part.
If you are running a cpu with a 1333FSB then to run a 1:1 ratio you would only need 667MHz RAM, so why would he need DDR3 for that ?????
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Do you need 2 or 4 gigs?
If 2 will do, then Micron D9GMH are the best OCing still available.
These are a great deal, this is what I ordered (see my sig.):

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This is what I received:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...%20Group%20Inc.

If you need 2x2GB, these should do 1100 MHz without a problem:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145197
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If you are running a cpu with a 1333FSB then to run a 1:1 ratio you would only need 667MHz RAM, so why would he need DDR3 for that ?????
but if he overclocks to 4ghz, that gives him an fsb of 1778. divide that by 2 = 889. so he's looking at an overclock of 89mhz with ddr2 800 (quadpumped means divide by 4 and then the ddr2 means multiply by 2, so you may as well just divide by 2.) yeah im pretty sure i screwed up my maths before.

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