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post #11 of 27
a good idea

worth checking with others who have the 2GB sticks though, they might perform well too
post #12 of 27
I'd get those Pi 1066 sticks or these
Geil makes some mean RAM.......almost always OCs past it's rating.
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post #13 of 27
Personally, I would pick the highest frequency possible that I believe my motherboard can support. Just becuase it's only officially supported at DDR-1066Mhz doesn't mean it cannot do more with a little O/C on the MCH/NB... and if it cannot, then you can always underclock the RAM with a lower strap.

Secondly, if you can, try to replace all of your ram at once, ideally all from a single purchase to increase your chances of getting it all from the same manufacturing lot/batch. Nothing hurts more than getting one set of awesome performers and a second set of the same damn sticks and they are quite noticeably not the same quality.

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Beyond that, rather than looking up the brand, try to find out who their IC manufacturer is. Crucial is a subdivision of Micron and Micron makes some of the best ICs in the business... however there are dozens of other vendors that use them. Some of them only for their specific performance brands, some of them use them exclusively as well.

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post #14 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

I've narrowed it down to these:

G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800


CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066


OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800


Which do you think?
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post #15 of 27
I'm confused...why would you include GSkill 800 (which are known to be suspect for any OCing) with Dominator 1066 that are known to OC very well.
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post #16 of 27
I'd go with either the OCZ Reaper 4GB kit at $25 or (my suggestion) the Crucial Ballistix 4GB kit at $20. I own the Ballistix kit and they are guaranteed to run at 800MHz 4-4-4-12 2T 2.0V or 1000MHz 5-5-5-15 2T 2.0V. Here's a CPU-Z screen shot showing the SPD settings for my Ballistix kit.

Edited by Ben the OCer - 12/19/08 at 3:07pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ben the OCer View Post
I own the Ballistix kit and they are guaranteed to run at 800MHz 4-4-4-12 2T 2.0V or 1000MHz 5-5-5-15 2T 2.0V.
Guaranteed at two speeds?
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post #18 of 27
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So are you saying I shouldn't get the PI Blacks?

If you read my original post, I don't know much about OCing RAM, so I wouldn't have known anything about the G.SKILLS not OCing well.
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post #19 of 27
I just ordered these.I hope they do what they say.I have a set Of Geil 2x2gb DDR2 800 Ultra + but they wont do 4-4-4-12 over DDR2 850 and they need 2.2v to do that.But they will do 1000 at 5-5-5-15 and 2.2v.I just hope these will do the rated speeds at the rated voltage
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231211
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post #20 of 27
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Quote:
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I just ordered these.I hope they do what they say.I have a set Of Geil 2x2gb DDR2 800 Ultra + but they wont do 4-4-4-12 over DDR2 850 and they need 2.2v to do that.But they will do 1000 at 5-5-5-15 and 2.2v.I just hope these will do the rated speeds at the rated voltage
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231211
I was thinking about getting those because they're cheap.

I'm leading towards the Dominators, but they're a little too expensive.
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