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Ive been looking at RAM for my computer and had decided on a gig (2*512) of Corsair memory. Ive been looking around here and have seen that corsair isnt really the way to go for overclocking. ANything you can recommend for good overcloking performance? Not looking to spend much more than $150 if neessary, but thats pushing it. Let me know anything.
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what kind of ram? ddr 400 pc3200?
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Welcome to the site, please fill in your profile it will help us to help you. Goto user cp upper left hand side, click on edit system specs.

Good over clocking ram would Geil, Gskill for a couple.
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DDR 400 (PC 3200)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145500

As far as the profile, I haven;t bought anything yet, but I'll fill it out anyway.
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Found some g.SKills with good ratings in my price range.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Showim...1GBGH+-+Retail

Only problem is, they are supposed to take a lot of power. I was wondering if I'd need a bigger power supply. I'm not sure if the 48watt thaat comes with my case will power it well. If so, I believe I'll get these.
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I think im gonna go with these OCZ's for the sake of power.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890

Wondering if its worth the extra $20 to go for the platinum.
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I think im gonna go with these OCZ's for the sake of power.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890

Wondering if its worth the extra $20 to go for the platinum.
If you plan to do any overclocking at all, go with the OCZ, if you can get tccd you can push around 300mhz (pc4800 )
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I have that PC3200 Corsair Valuecrap RAM, it's pretty bad for OCing. The best OC I was able to get out of it with my old ASUS board was 226MHz at 2.5-4-4-8. For OCing, I would actually go for Crucial (A.K.A. Micron Technology). That RAM OC's great, and its cheap too! It's low voltage and mid latency, but Crucial RAM is the absolout best OCing RAM or the price. I was able to get pc2700 to run at 265MHz 3-3-3-7!
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well first of all I would highly suggest you do not get Corsair. They are getting out of the high performance RAM business anyway... and their customer support is crap. I had to RMA my Corsair RAM... to make a long story short when I finally got my new RAM back (had to RMA it 2x cause the first pair the sent me died after less than 24 hrs) I sold it and got OCZ.

If you do choose to go Corsair then you have a couple options. A better option then what you first listed is their PC3200C2 it has much better timings than the regular xms3200 and it overclocks better. I had no problems running mine at DDR480-490.
A second option would be to get the corsair 3200XL which uses TCCD and will get you to about DDR600 no prob.

I would highly suggest you spend a few extra dollars (actually less than the corsair 3200xl) and get OCZ platinum rev. 2. OCZ is back to using TCCD chips and they'll oc quite nicely. Plus OCZ has much better customer support!
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