Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Memory › Buying RAM for 4000+ Sandy
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Buying RAM for 4000+ Sandy

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hi im getting the 4000+ AMD SAN DIEGO and thinking of this RAM; OCZ Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model , what do you guys think! im also planing to o/c later on. im going to probably be using ASUS A8V Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro mobo .thanx

OCZ SPECS:
Cas Latency 3
Timing 3-3-3-8
ECC No
Registered/Unbuffered Unbuffered
Heat Spreader Yes
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Asus Striker Extreme Geforce 8800 GTX OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4X1GB DDR2 @ 850MHZ RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
36 Raptor,500 Segate,250 Segate Asus 7 RC 19" Viewsonic VX922 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Viewsonic KU709 Xion 800W Coolermaster Cosmos Razer Death Adder 
Mouse Pad
Allsop 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Asus Striker Extreme Geforce 8800 GTX OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4X1GB DDR2 @ 850MHZ RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
36 Raptor,500 Segate,250 Segate Asus 7 RC 19" Viewsonic VX922 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Viewsonic KU709 Xion 800W Coolermaster Cosmos Razer Death Adder 
Mouse Pad
Allsop 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 17
Personally, If you want to OC I'd seriously look at the NForce chip based MB!
On the memory, the higher the speed rating the easier it will be to accomidate the OCing process. I can't say how friendly the VIA chip set is with "dividers" so you best research that board if you are going to buy it, I can say however that the NForce chip MB will OC better than a VIA!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
KeyboardPowerMouse
MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
KeyboardPowerMouse
MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by pupqy
Hi im getting the 4000+ AMD SAN DIEGO and thinking of this RAM; OCZ Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model , what do you guys think! im also planing to o/c later on. im going to probably be using ASUS A8V Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro mobo .thanx

OCZ SPECS:
Cas Latency 3
Timing 3-3-3-8
ECC No
Registered/Unbuffered Unbuffered
Heat Spreader Yes
Good chouice on the processor but you definetly don't want that memory or motherboard if you plan on overclocking. VIA k8t800 chipsets are notorious problematic overclockers. Im speaking from personal expirence. The memory brand you selected is excellent , but the model will not yield very good results, nor will it give you head room for the future.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Opty 165 CCBWE 0617 DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI-DR WinXP Pro SP2 Samsung 225BW 
KeyboardPowerCase
Microsoft Natural OCZ 700W Antec Nine hundred 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Opty 165 CCBWE 0617 DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI-DR WinXP Pro SP2 Samsung 225BW 
KeyboardPowerCase
Microsoft Natural OCZ 700W Antec Nine hundred 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 17
ive got the asus a8v deluxe and have had many asus boards- they are easy to oc but = they limit to 300fsb,2.9vdimm, and many other limitations, some of the sata connections will give you issues, other then that they are good boards (medium ocing and dependability and ease of use ) but they will limit you on the ocing part
xeon
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
W3520 x58 ud5 9800gtx+ tridents 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
wd black x2 W7 64 acer 23 ocz 850hx 
Case
haf932 
  hide details  
Reply
xeon
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
W3520 x58 ud5 9800gtx+ tridents 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
wd black x2 W7 64 acer 23 ocz 850hx 
Case
haf932 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 17
I agree on new mobo as well.

To the point, you need to get some tight timmings ram.
I would recommend UTT BH-5 chips, or normal UTT chips will work well too.
These chips are found in
Mushkin Redline
OCZ VX series
Geil One BH-5
and some others, but those are some of the best.
I would also recommend it being pc4000 so you have more headroom
TheGibson
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 MSI BIg Bang XPower MSI GTX 480 Mushkin Redline 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility 3 Western Digital My Book Western Digital my Book Asus DL DVD+/- R Lightscribe 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Ultra-X Windows 7 64-bit Samsung 206BW Saitek 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic 850w Lian-Li pc-60 G5 Razer eXact Mat (speed) 
Audio
X-fi Go! 
  hide details  
Reply
TheGibson
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 MSI BIg Bang XPower MSI GTX 480 Mushkin Redline 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility 3 Western Digital My Book Western Digital my Book Asus DL DVD+/- R Lightscribe 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Ultra-X Windows 7 64-bit Samsung 206BW Saitek 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic 850w Lian-Li pc-60 G5 Razer eXact Mat (speed) 
Audio
X-fi Go! 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 17
I just got my OCZ Platinum Rev 2 yesterday, and my heatsink is "out for delivery" from UPS right now. From the little Ive played with it, I can already tell that this ram is much better quality and can produce a much better overclock than my last set of ram (Geil @ 2-3-3-6). Newegg has a reabte offer with the Rev 2 right now, you may want to look into it.
post #7 of 17
Ok, I just got the new heatsink and fan installed.
I am now running at 255*11= 2805 @ 1.53v.
Havent tightened timings yet, but 255mhz 3-3-3-6 @2.8v and everything is very stable.
My old Geil would have curled up like a spider and died on the spot about now.
post #8 of 17
This is some of the best cheaper RAM in 2 x 1024Mb modules about..here..at $185.00.

It's new big brother is..here..but at $259.00.

cheers

edit: As for the motherboard it is a pro series so will have the locks, however an upgrade to a nForce4 based chipset will be better.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3700+Sandiego KACAE DFI LP UT nF4 SLI-D 2 x eVGA6600GT 256Mb 2x512Mb TCCD 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
WD 80Gb SATAII XP Puss Pro Logiteck Multimedia Enermax Noisetaker 485W 
CaseMouse
XG Quantum - modified Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3700+Sandiego KACAE DFI LP UT nF4 SLI-D 2 x eVGA6600GT 256Mb 2x512Mb TCCD 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
WD 80Gb SATAII XP Puss Pro Logiteck Multimedia Enermax Noisetaker 485W 
CaseMouse
XG Quantum - modified Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 17
i'd personally go for 4 x 512 rather than 2 x 1024
Blacky ~ Newzi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 A-BIT IP35 Pro BFG 8800GTX flashed Ultra Crucial Ballistix 4GB 1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Sata-II 250GB WesternDigital RaptorX 150GB Samsung 18x SATA DVD-RW Win Xp Pro Sp2 / Vista Ultimate Samsung 204BW "Black" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Black/Blue OCz GameXtreme 1050W CM Stacker 810 Dual PSU Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
Steelpad S&S 
  hide details  
Reply
Blacky ~ Newzi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 A-BIT IP35 Pro BFG 8800GTX flashed Ultra Crucial Ballistix 4GB 1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Sata-II 250GB WesternDigital RaptorX 150GB Samsung 18x SATA DVD-RW Win Xp Pro Sp2 / Vista Ultimate Samsung 204BW "Black" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Black/Blue OCz GameXtreme 1050W CM Stacker 810 Dual PSU Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
Steelpad S&S 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by urb4n
i'd personally go for 4 x 512 rather than 2 x 1024
Strange that you note in your wishlist 2x1Gb then.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3700+Sandiego KACAE DFI LP UT nF4 SLI-D 2 x eVGA6600GT 256Mb 2x512Mb TCCD 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
WD 80Gb SATAII XP Puss Pro Logiteck Multimedia Enermax Noisetaker 485W 
CaseMouse
XG Quantum - modified Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3700+Sandiego KACAE DFI LP UT nF4 SLI-D 2 x eVGA6600GT 256Mb 2x512Mb TCCD 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
WD 80Gb SATAII XP Puss Pro Logiteck Multimedia Enermax Noisetaker 485W 
CaseMouse
XG Quantum - modified Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Memory
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Memory › Buying RAM for 4000+ Sandy