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hello everyone,

I was just wondering are the G.Skill 2 Gb kits found here good for gaming and OCing? I am asking this because it is cheaper to buy 2*1Gb DIMM's than 4*512 DIMM's.

Why are they called 'Value' when the timings are 2-3-2-5?

Would they OC well with a 3700+ SD, or would it be better to set a divider (to get 2.5)

thanks... reps for valuable information.

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post #2 of 18
I have heard nothing but great things about G.Skill ... not sure why it's called value, they must have some higher market sticks out but you should be fine overclocking them... yes you will have to loosen your timings to 2.5 if not 3 CAS latency up to like 250fsb, but you will get 1T timings and still good performance.

1T timings over 2T makes 2x1gb kick 4x512mb sticks anyday, as 2T timings are about a 4% decrease in performance.

good luck
post #3 of 18
yea thats pretty good
its tccd and its a 2 cas lattency
    
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post #4 of 18
That memory kills!! I would recomend that. The "value" part could be refering to what that spicifice web cite is offering.
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post #5 of 18
When they say Value they are usually the lower end quality in the binning process.
Not that they are bad, they probably wont OC as well as the high end chips.
Still, looks like a great price for the region and well worth it.
You are better off with 2x1g over 4x 512s when OCing too.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231032

Apparently it IS a Web Sight proclamation and not relative to the actual product line
    
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I've seen thoughs sticks doing 250MHz 2.5-3-3-7 with about 2.8\\2.9v
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ket
I've seen thoughs sticks doing 250MHz 2.5-3-3-7 with about 2.8\\2.9v

Carefull on the voltage you feed them..My experence on Gskill has been 2.65/2.7 is there sweet spot for a real good o/c . .
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not strictly true at all, my samsung TCCD loves 3v. anywhre up to and around 3v is fine, g-skill modules to need some real attention being paid to them though as they are very finiky
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yea thats pretty good
its tccd and its a 2 cas lattency
hey, i didn't know they are TCCD... does that mean they can OC higher with less voltage?

What voltage do i have to set them at to run 2-3-2-5 1T? 2.6Vdimm or stock?
Is there a need to test stability with memtest?

BTW how long does memtest take to complete? I'm guessing i should DL Prime 95 and test stability when OCing CPU... yes?

what Vdimm is safe for OCing to 2.5 on CPU?. Also could you explain the divider settings and how to use them accordingly...

thanks, reps for the info

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Quote:
Originally Posted by BDillon
I have heard nothing but great things about G.Skill ... not sure why it's called value, they must have some higher market sticks out but you should be fine overclocking them... yes you will have to loosen your timings to 2.5 if not 3 CAS latency up to like 250fsb, but you will get 1T timings and still good performance.

1T timings over 2T makes 2x1gb kick 4x512mb sticks anyday, as 2T timings are about a 4% decrease in performance.

good luck

Kinda offtopic but if your mobo supports having 4x512 and still running it at 1T then the 4 sticks are definitely preferred, I am refering ofcourse to the DFI Expert board.....

memtest doesn't "complete" you are supposed to run it for 24-48 hours and then if it passes with 0 errors, then you know you are stable, usually though after about 2 hours with no errors I think it is safe to assume it is ok
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