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post #11 of 17
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spacegoast, you're pretty consistent on recommending that RAM.
For the price, though, I think I'm gonna order that pair. (2x2GB 1000)
Thanks for the help.

Edit: Actually.. what about these?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145184
No one said anything about them. :O With that rebate, I definitely wouldn't complain about price.
Are they any good?
Or those OCZ Reapers that someone mentioned earlier in the thread?
Edited by kamikaze7 - 11/27/08 at 4:45pm
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Originally Posted by kamikaze7 View Post
spacegoast, you're pretty consistent on recommending that RAM.
For the price, though, I think I'm gonna order that pair. (2x2GB 1000)
Thanks for the help.

Edit: Actually.. what about these?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145184
No one said anything about them. :O With that rebate, I definitely wouldn't complain about price.
Are they any good?
Or those OCZ Reapers that someone mentioned earlier in the thread?
If you aren't OCing above a 400FSB then the reapers at Cas4 should be pretty good, if I'm not mistaken they don't OC very well, so it depends what you're doing with your CPU.

But then again why get them when you can get the Gskill PI's which are 900mhz at cas4 for a comparable price.

If you go the dominator route that 18 suggested, you prob won't need to use the fans. The Powerchip IC's they use don't get very hot anyways.

As far as 4vs8gb goes, I personally way prefer 8gb if you turn off the pagefile in Windows. I find everything considerably faster without the pagefile.
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the corsairs are not that great. price is though.... after MIR. stick with the PQ's though. did i mention i bought my PQ's 5 months ago for $114.99? hopefully you dont get a bad stick with your kit. the OCZ reapers arent bad either but i dont use that brand so i cant vouch for them.
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post #14 of 17
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If you aren't OCing above a 400FSB then the reapers at Cas4 should be pretty good, if I'm not mistaken they don't OC very well, so it depends what you're doing with your CPU.

But then again why get them when you can get the Gskill PI's which are 900mhz at cas4 for a comparable price.

If you go the dominator route that 18 suggested, you prob won't need to use the fans. The Powerchip IC's they use don't get very hot anyways.

As far as 4vs8gb goes, I personally way prefer 8gb if you turn off the pagefile in Windows. I find everything considerably faster without the pagefile.
Okay, so, lower is better, right? As far as cas latency, timings, and voltage?
What would you say is better between the G.Skill PI DDR2 800 and the G.Skill DDR2 1000 sets?
I've been told that 8GB is far better than 4GB if I'm to use my computer the way I want to, so I'm definitely getting 8GB.
And there's only a five dollar difference between those two I mentioned, total of ten dollars after I order two sets. I'm not too worried about that, if the extra ten bucks for the two sets of PI 800s are worth it.
Also, I plan on overclocking the Q6600 I'm ordering soon.
Edited by kamikaze7 - 11/27/08 at 6:57pm
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Well, there's a 200mhz difference between the two, but the PI's run at 4-4-4-12 and the 1k's run at 5-5-5-15, so if I'm not mistaken the performance is pretty similar between the two. The latency's offset the speed difference.

Some people have had good OCing with those Gskills, but G.Skill is usually very specific to the spec's they sell, they tend not to overclock, and if I'm not braindead someone here did a review on those 800's and were only able to get +40 or +50 mhz OC on them @cas4.

If you're rolling a Q6600 and want to get 3.4 or 3.6 the FSB speed you'll use will be over 400, so if you go with 800mhz ram and get a batch that can't OC, or find that your MB's MCH dislikes doing much with 8gb, the ram may end up limiting your OC.

For example, these redline's I'm using, not a single stick will pass 1 pass of memtest above 1040 regardless of fsb/multi I use, and other people have found them to OC great.

I'd go with the 1000's personally, they're guaranteed to run @ 1000mhz and won't limit your OC unless you're going above 500FSB, which you prob won't.
Edited by Purple - 11/27/08 at 7:10pm
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post #16 of 17
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Nice, Purple, I think that's just what I needed to hear!
Thank you very much.
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