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Poll Results: which sticks would you pick for OC'n?!?!

 
  • 63% (21)
    Geil "one" 1.5-2-2-5
  • 12% (4)
    OCZ El Plat. rev2 2-2-2-5
  • 24% (8)
    G.Skill Extreme 2-2-2-5
33 Total Votes  
post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I'm buying a complete system tomorrow and the only component I'm still unsure about is the memory. Here are my options, starting with the Top choice I would make....all are 2x512 PC3200

Geil "ONE" series 1.5-2-2-5 $189
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144341

OCZ EL Platinum Rev2 2-2-2-5 $167
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890

G.Skill Extreme Series 2-2-2-5 $151
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231035

I'm posting this in this forum because I respect your opinions the most...I plan on overclocking to the limit. Hopefully 300mhz 1:1
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post #2 of 16
Geil ONE
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post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
sorry, they are running now, i had to log out
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post #4 of 16
Giel 1, all the way.
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post #5 of 16
Geil one, Id say.
I've heard VERY good things about that ram.
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post #6 of 16
geil one, fast and stable
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post #7 of 16
Of those, the GeIL ONE TCCD are they only ones rated for DDR600 (PC4800).

Having said that, also consider the G.Skill, they have been known to do very well too.

Of course this assumes that the MB, CPU and its IMC van actually sustain that spped as well.. but starting off on the right foot helps you along that way.

Good Luck

BTW the OCZ, G.Skill links are swapped
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post #8 of 16
GeiL ONE. It has the lowest cas latency, and will probabally get you the highest, most stable RAM OC.
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post #9 of 16
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Seems 300 is easy with the geil, and the gskill is right behind it. I think the geil would run tighter timings at higher mhz anyways.

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post #10 of 16
the OCZ is also very good. I got it because I wanted TCCD chips but I didn't want to spend 200 on the Geil One... Also, I wasn't that familar with G-skill and OCZ has great customer service and I knew for sure they would back their product with a good warranty. (they all have lifetime warranty though... so it really comes down to who has the best support and turnaround times...)

Also, right now OCZ and newegg have a rebate so the OCZ is actually the cheapest TCCD RAM I found.
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